Chicago Bulls: October Schedule breakdown

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 14: Jonas Valanciunas
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The NBA season is less than a week away from starting. The Chicago Bulls officially begin next Thursday, let’s give you a breakdown of the Bulls’ October games.

On Thursday, October 19th the Chicago Bulls will embark on the franchises’ 52nd season in the National Basketball Association. Throughout history, the Bulls have had some of the highest highs and some of the lowest lows that any organization can go through. From the time the franchise first started, until about the mid 1970’s the team made the playoffs in each of its first 7 years as a franchise. It was not until 1975 that the Bulls would miss the NBA playoffs, it’s not a coincidence that the worst season in the teams history until that year would be head coach Dick Motta’s final year.

The Bulls as a team from then until 1984 were considered mediocre. Then something magical happened. Some mysterious player from North Carolina just so happened to fall into their lap in the draft after the Trailblazers inexplicably chose Sam Bowie. Can anyone remember his name? Oh yeah, Michael Jordan. He goes by many names, dunker of basketballs, destroyer of Celtics, GOAT, or as simple as, the greatest human to ever play basketball. With Michael leading the team, the Chicago Bulls would go on to win 6 championships.

Sadly, that championship in 1998 was the last time the Bulls have brought the finals back to the city of Chicago. In 2008, the team was basically gifted hometown hero, and future Bulls god, Derrick Rose in the draft. The first few years of Rose were phenomenal. No player in the NBA played with his swagger, his grit, his overall passion for the game of basketball. Unfortunately, as fate would have it, injuries played a part in deteriorating a once great prodigy.

As this past off season went on, there were many questions on what the Chicago Bulls should do. Should they reload one last time to try and win a championship with Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo and Dwayne Wade as the leaders? Fast forward to present, none of those 3 are still on the roster. The Bulls front office has decided that 2017, and the foreseeable future will be spent on trying to rebuild a broken franchise that is in desperate need of some wins. With all that being said, let’s take a look at each of the five games the Chicago Bulls will play in the month of October.