Chicago Bulls: Three reasons this team will continue to fail

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The Chicago Bulls recently pulled off a big trade before the NBA trade deadline, but it will make little difference as this team continues their decline into complete irrelevance.

The Chicago Bulls made some news at the trade deadline this week when they made a trade with the Washington Wizards. The Bulls sent forwards Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis to Washington in exchange for forward Otto Porter Jr.

On its face, the trade is a solid move for the Bulls. They acquired a very talented player in Porter and dumped the bloated contract of Parker, who was most likely gone after this season anyway.

This trade also makes it clear that the team wasn’t going to be able to re-sign Portis after the season. This is a growing problem for a franchise that has trouble attracting free agents.

Overall, this is the best the Bulls can do and that’s sad. This franchise continues to print money because the United Center is sold out for every game. There’s little incentive for ownership to vastly improve the team when they’re already turning a profit.

I’m a huge fan of the Bulls, and I’m really into the tradition and legacy of the franchise. I hate to continue to be negative about them, but what’s there to be positive about?

The Bulls are a charter franchise of the NBA, but the front office acts like they’re a small market team. The rest of the league looks at them as a dysfunctional organization. They’re probably right about that, too.

I’m good with the Bulls making a move to acquire a quality player, even if he has a terrible contract. This team continues to be extremely frustrating to watch.

There is almost no direction for this franchise, and that’s why there are three reasons this team will continue to fail. In all honesty, there’s probably a lot more than just three.