Jim Boylen Wants To Be More Like Jim Boylen and Other Unbelievable Bulls Bullets

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Jim Boylen Wants To Be More Like Jim Boylen and Other Unbelievable Bulls Bullets

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I can’t even get away from this Bulls team when I’m unconscious.

Last night, I had a dream the Bulls front office sent an individual apology to every single person in the Chicagoland area and then went on a winning streak.

I woke up semi-optimistic … and then I started writing these bullets.

  • We are a quarter of the way through the Bulls season, and I have some questions. Actually, I have ALL of the questions.Darnell Mayberry tries to answer 20 of the most common in his latest at The Athletic, so be sure to give it a read. Not only does he share some good information, but it’s a solid way to view all of the Bulls’ major problems in one place. Yippie!
  • Mayberry starts things off with one of the biggest questions Bulls’ fans have right about now: How much longer will Jim Boylen be around? Well, as I’ve written up before, a firing feels doubtful. The equally frustrating fact is that we haven’t even heard John Paxson speak out against his team’s horrible start. The Bulls’ organization has stayed tucked away loss after loss, even as a report of Gar Forman getting canned circulated. What are you waiting for, Paxson? I have little faith anything he says will be accompanied by any real substance, but one can hope. Show some accountability and call out your team (and yourself).
  • Mayberry also tried to answer the question: What does Jim Boylen think he can do better?


  • If I only shot free throws with my eyes closed and then someone asked what I could do better, I’d definitely say keep my eyes closed. Heck, let’s add a blindfold, just in case!
  • Anyway, this feels like a good time to tell all of you that the Bulls are offering a 50% Cyber Monday deal!

  • Now, you can get Bulls tickets only 2x the price they should be! Gotta love those deals!
  • NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schaefer provides a great, statistical look at the Bulls’ first quarter of the season. He lays out five reflections, the first of which focuses on the team’s shot distribution. While a lot has gone wrong for the Bulls, nothing has been more painfully dumbfounding than the team’s continued inability to hit their open shots. From almost anywhere on the court, this team is missing, but the most embarrassing stat is easily how terrible they are at converting in the paint. As Schaefer writes, the Bulls take 37.2 percent of their attempts in the restricted area, yet only two players are shooting above the league-average in that category – Wendell Carter Jr. and Daniel Gafford. To put it simply, everyone else stinks at making layups.

  • Obligatory …

  • Bummer for in attendance fans. Not a bummer for the Bulls.

  • Depressing Reminder: The Bulls schedule gets a lot harder as the season goes on. To look on the bright side, the Bulls have a nice opportunity to try and pick up some momentum. To look on the dark side, they haven’t proven they can take advantage of any opportunity.

  • How bad are things? This bad:

  • It’s Monday, and I just hit you with another round of depressing bullets, so let’s finish with some Coby White highlights!

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.