Is the Bulls season over yet?
- Let’s start this Saturday off with some news …
#Bulls have had 2 game dates switched so NBA can make up the Lakers-Clippers game that was postponed after Kobe's death.
Bulls-Clippers in LA on April 8 moved to April 6.
Bulls-Lakers in LA on April 7 has been moved to April 8.
— Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) February 21, 2020
- K. Cool. Now the Bulls will just lose on two different days! Also, this feels like a good time to remind you, the Bulls end of season schedule is arguably the hardest in the NBA. For the folks still holding onto a potential playoff berth – let it go. Shhhh. It’s okay. Move on.
- In other news, add Luke Kornet to the injury report. Yesterday, the Bulls announced he sprained his ankle during practice, and now the team might very well have SEVEN players out tonight due to injury. Porter (foot), Valentine (hamstring), Kornet (ankle), Hutchison (shoulder), Markkanen (pelvis), and Dunn (knee) have all been ruled out, while Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) is listed as doubtful. Wow.
Otto Porter Jr. and Denzel Valentine had both already been ruled out. Porter and Carter did some running at the end of practice but target return dates are "floating"
— Rob Schaefer (@rob_schaef) February 22, 2020
- If the Bulls win tonight, it’ll probably be because LaVine dropped 50 and Adam Mokoka somehow scored 15 points in under 3 minutes again. However, all signs point to this being the team’s 8th-straight loss. I thought things were already painful, but with a nine-man rotation that includes Mokoka and Archie starting, this could easily be the most unwatchable, brutal performance of the season. If you like watching a fire burn, make sure to tune in!
- The Athletic’s Darnell Mayberry talked about LaVine’s playmaking, and rightfully so. Quietly, LaVine has displayed some really solid improvements in this part of his game. The help around him might be pitiful, but the guy is doing everything he can to try and get his teammates involved. As Mayberry points out, LaVine is 0.2 away from averaging a career-high in potential assists (currently at 8.4). Indeed, over the last several games specifically, LaVine has really upped his game in the assists department. Since January 25th, he’s averaging 6.2 assists and has his top four games in that category this season (including nine assists against the Pacers on Jan. 29th).
- At this point, the Bulls should probably just be turned off all mediums.
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) February 22, 2020
- All three of those coaches were once part of the Chicago Bulls organization, and NBC Sports Chicago has more on that.
After tonight's win, Nick Nurse is currently the winningest NBA coach of all time.
.7174 — Nick Nurse
.7167 — Steve Kerr
.7043 — Phil Jackson pic.twitter.com/0flHXyLg8S
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 22, 2020
- Kerr and Nurse are considered two of the top coaches in the NBA, meanwhile, the Bulls have Jim Boylen. That sentence makes me furious.
- Coby White’s development is key for the remainder of the season. The team needs to start putting him in a position to succeed, and right now, that’s playing alongside the starters. Even if half of the normal starters are sidelined right now, White should be getting the start over Archie. Personally, I have no idea why Boylen isn’t starting a backcourt of White-LaVine-Sato. I’m not saying those three will flourish on the court, but it should provide the best basketball. Plus, White gets to play alongside two of the team’s better players.
- The Bulls only rumored GM candidate comes highly recommended.
Bulls Rumored GM Candidate, Chad Buchanan, Receives High Marks from Playershttps://t.co/FpfPnH8AzY
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) February 21, 2020
- Uhhh, this is wild!
- WAIT. THIS IS WILD-ER!