This season has gone from bad to worse, and from worse to abysmal for the Chicago Bulls. Is Kris Dunn sick of it all?
At the moment, the Chicago Bulls do not own the worst record in the NBA, and that is a win, in and of itself. There have been times over the course of the 2018-2019 campaign where the Bulls were the lowest of the bottom feeders, but is anyone really that surprised?
At 11-37, these Bulls have a legitimate shot at landing a guy like Zion Williamson or R.J. Barrett in this year’s NBA Draft, and that should be about the only excitement fans can look forward to right now.
Earlier this year, we saw the Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg and replace him with Jim Boylen, a much more gritty and stringent leader who has rubbed some players the wrong way. In fact, the Bulls have been far worse under Boylen than they were under Hoiberg — yet, the front office gave him the reigns permanently. Not only that, but Boylen got a raise.
If I was one of the players, I’d be thinking, “Man, this is not what I signed up for.” Maybe some of them have that attitude currently. Maybe one of them is point guard Kris Dunn.
I’m not going to pretend I am up on current music, hip hop or pop culture at this very moment. But, maybe Dunn is quoting some kind of song lyric or movie.
I’m trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, but after a quick Google search, I found nothing.
Is Dunn referring to Boylen’s odd ways of coaching, and how some of the younger players don’t understand how he’s ruining the team?
Hey, I may be reading into this way too far, but it makes sense, doesn’t it? Boylen has been absolutely terrible for this young team. Most of them, I would assume, do not respect him the way most players respect their head coach.
Most of them, I would assume, do not go out every night ready to go to war for this guy. That’s pretty simple to see, especially after the rumored standoff between certain players and Boylen early on after he took over.
Whatever the tweet means, I can say this: If it’s in reference to the Bulls, it’s not good. I’m smart enough to figure that out, at the very least.