Due to a number of postponements throughout the month of December, the NBA has officially released an updated schedule for the 2021-22 season.
The Chicago Bulls have now found themselves with five new matchups on the board, including …
January 11th vs. Pistons (originally December 14th)
January 24th @ Thunder (originally January 26th)
January 26th vs. Raptors (originally December 16th)
February 3rd @ Raptors (originally December 22nd)
March 3rd @ Hawks (originally January 24th)
The Bulls have a total of three postponements this season, none of which came against the Thunder or Hawks. However, to squeeze in those three missed games, the NBA had to reschedule those additional two contests we see listed above.
While none of the rescheduled matchups appear all that imposing, they have created several unfortunate back-to-back situations for Chicago. It all starts on January 11th against the Pistons, when the Bulls will have to play Cade Cunningham and Co. 24 hours before welcoming the Brooklyn Nets into the United Center for an ESPN showdown.
Likewise, the Bulls will have to travel to Oklahoma City for a game on the 24th immediately after playing in Orlando, fly to Indiana after battling the Raptors in Toronto on the 3rd, and play the pesky Hawks on March 3rd before heading to see the Bucks on national television. Not ideal, folk.
The only upside to the Bulls’ revised schedule might be their brief break in road action at the end of this month. With the Raptors scheduled for the 26th, Chicago will at least get to split what was previously a five-game road trip into two parts.
The more Bulls basketball the better!
The NBA has announced we have five rescheduled games: pic.twitter.com/OgnVAoZ5B6
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 3, 2022