Eight Straight Losses, But At Least Coby White Went Bonkers: Suns 112, Bulls 104

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Eight Straight Losses, But At Least Coby White Went Bonkers: Suns 112, Bulls 104

Chicago Bulls

Folks, I’m not sure when the heck the Bulls are going to win again.

I know tonight they had an undermanned team (literally seven players were sidelined due to injury), but with how this team has managed to lose games in nearly every situation, I have no real confidence that they’ll be able to beat the Wizards, Thunder, or Knicks coming up.

At this point though, I can’t say I truly care about the win-loss column. Sure, an 8-game losing streak is embarrassing, but the harder this team falls, hopefully, the louder the front office change hits this offseason. I mean the team had a season-high 25 turnovers tonight and practically looked like a rec-league team in the closing sequences that didn’t include Coby White.

But speaking of White, the rookie had a career-high 33 points in an absolutely awesome performance (FG 11-22, 3PT 7-13). At the end of the day, this is what the remainder of the season is all about. Look for these big performances, even if they come on an individual basis in losses – these type of outings (from the right player) at least provide some level of optimism.

The more guys like White or Gafford can gain confidence on the court, the more they can counteract the bad vibes everywhere else.

However, it’s frustrating to know that even White’s improved efforts and results may not be rewarded with a spot in the starting lineup.

More minutes is all Coby actually needs (and that doesn’t necessarily require a spot in the starting lineup), but I also believe it would go a long way in terms of development. We can put a pin in it for now, but that’s going to be a discussion we’ll continue to have over the next 25 games.

Oh, and before we go, Boylen called another late-game timeout with the Bulls down double-digits, and guess who was pissed? Well, yes, all of us … but also Zach LaVine.

I. Just. I. UGH. WHATEVER.

Just go enjoy your Saturday night, and get ready to do this all over again tomorrow against the Wizards! Woohoo!



Author: Elias Schuster

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