Paxson Could Speak Out Soon, But Only When He's "Ready" and Other Bulls Bullets

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Paxson Could Speak Out Soon, But Only When He’s “Ready” and Other Bulls Bullets

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Hi, folks!

I hope everyone had a splendid Thanksgiving and you’re now walking off the excessive amount of calories vacuumed into your pie-hole by browsing Black Friday Deals.

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Since I was kindly given the day off yesterday (which we all needed after one of the Bulls worst losses in quite some time), I just want to take a moment to say THANK YOU! I appreciate anyone and everyone who stops by to read an article, like a tweet, or drop a comment. I know it’s not the most fun time to be following the Bulls, but we can all try and get through this together!

All right, let’s do some depressing bullets!

  • I haven’t had the opportunity to give my full thoughts on the Bulls loss to the 3-15 Golden State Warriors yet, so let me start with this: AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! *Expletive expletive expletive!* The Bulls rebuild hit an all-time low Wednesday night, and the worst part is, we have no idea if anything’s going to be done about it. John Paxson AND Michael Reinsdorf are reportedly in attendance for this team’s road trip, which concludes Monday against the Sacramento Kings. With both traveling, it’s fair to speculate that if the Bulls don’t turn things around, they might break their silence or even announce a drastic change. However, if they’re not changing anything after a double-digit loss to the worst team in the NBA, what’s going to put them over the edge?
  • The Athletic’s Darnell Mayberry shared a brief exchange between him and Paxson in his last postgame recap. Paxson said he’ll speak out “when I’m ready,” and that “it could happen on this trip.” Maybe the holiday season stopped the front office from making any statement after the Warriors game, but if this road trip stays on this course, it better be soon.
  • Mayberry also shared that Boylen’s offensive and defensive scheme will not be changing anytime soon. I understand standing by your system, but when it’s clearly proving not to work with your personnel … is that really commitment, or is it just insanity? Boylen is stubborn. The time to work out the kinks is in preseason/the first couple of games, not one quarter into the season. His game plan isn’t netting out wins. The 15th ranked defensive rating is inflated by the turnover margin, and the offensive rating is a horrid 103.0 (aka dead-last in the NBA). But, yeah, let’s not change anything.
  • NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson speaking facts.

  • After the game, Boylen pointed to consistency again as this team’s key to success. How the heck can the head coach preach consistency when he’s doing this?

  • As I’ve pointed out previously, Boylen is creating no hierarchy on this team. His starters aren’t playing starting-caliber minutes, and he’s relying on his gut to make adjustments throughout the game. His gut stinks. If he wants his players to play consistently, he has to coach consistently.
  • Lauri Markkanen continues to disappoint.

  • Jalen Rose is all aboard the #FireBoylen bandwagon (1:17 mark in the video below).

  • Dear lord. The Bulls’ offense was nonexistent when LaVine wasn’t on the court. We’ve seen this bench carry their weight, but that’s unacceptable on any night.

  • If anyone finds any deals, let me know!



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.