These Bulls Weren't Cutting It When Everyone Was Healthy, So … (And Other Bulls Bullets)

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These Bulls Weren’t Cutting It When Everyone Was Healthy, So … (And Other Bulls Bullets)

Chicago Bulls

That’s all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Oh Bulls fans, they wanna have fun
Oh Bulls fans just wanna have fuuunnnnn 

  • The Chicago Bulls welcomed us back last night with a slap in the face (how many is that now?). If it wasn’t for an historic outing from Zach LaVine where he sank 13 3-pointers in one game on November 23rd, 2019, the Bulls would have lost all four games to the rebuilding Hornets this season. Now sitting with seven-straight losses, the Bulls season has somehow managed to hit a new low, falling 18 games below .500 and to the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference.
  • Of course, the Bulls were only able to run with a nine-man rotation last night thanks to injuries impacting most of the team’s key players. However, as The Athletic’s Stephen Noh points out, a fully-healthy roster at the beginning of the season didn’t produce different results. It’s like having a dog actually eat your homework, but you didn’t even do the homework in the first place. Are the Bulls technically lying by pointing toward the injuries? No. Are the injuries actually the problem? Also, no.

  • LOL, the Bulls are so bad.

  • Zach LaVine is keeping that fed-up energy. Cody Westerlund, with 670 The Score, spoke with LaVine after the game about staying level-headed during another trainwreck season. Once again, LaVine delivers a painfully honest set of quotes, voicing his frustration and desire to perform better as a team. I’ve said it a number of times already, but my respect for this guy has skyrocketed. I was never anti-LaVine, but I certainly gave into the talk about him being a player who just wanted to “get his.” Instead, all I’ve really seen this season is a beaten-down talented scorer who’s trying to do everything he can to get his team on the right track. He isn’t the all-around player that can be a team’s No. 1, but he’s trying to be for this franchise so bad. Like a lot of players, they’ve put LaVine in a bad spot, they’ve set him up for failure.
  • The Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley went on the Bernstein & McKnight show to talk the Bulls front office rumor. The two main takeaways: (1) He believes the new hire could have a lot more power than people think even with John Paxson still in the organization and (2) the Bulls still aren’t quite sure exactly which structure this front office rebuild will take. In terms of how many people are being hired and in what exact roles are still yet to be determined, which I think is a point made in nearly every report, but it’s always important to clarify.
  • The Ringer’s Jake Malooley also joins the show to talk about his story on how All-Star Weekend impacted the Chicago Bulls. If you haven’t read it, please do!

  • Psssh, so who are the real winners!?

  • Empathy from the fans … not from the competition.

  • Jim Boylen is 110 percent trolling Bulls fans now. Sadly, that’s the most reasonable explanation for all these ridiculous late-game antics.

  • I’m not evening sitting at the Bulls table, sorry. NERDS!


Author: Elias Schuster

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