The Chicago Bulls are one of the most underachieving teams in the NBA, yet they’re still considered to be in playoff contention. Here are three moves the team should make now to improve and get some wins.
The Chicago Bulls currently sit at 14-26 while playing a frustratingly inconsistent brand of basketball. Before the season, many were optimistic that this team would contend for a playoff spot. Now that doesn’t seem so likely.
Not so fast, my friend. With a win Saturday, the Bulls currently sit just 4.5 games back of the eighth-seeded Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Eastern Conference. If you’ve been watching the Bulls this season, it almost doesn’t seem possible.
That’s how wide open the east is in the NBA. It’s why the Bulls were considered contenders going into this season, despite winning just 22 games the year prior. By the way, the Bulls are also just six games ahead of the NBA-worst Atlanta Hawks.
It’s not a great situation for the Bulls to deal with right now. This team has been against tanking since they failed at it two years ago. They can’t exactly be buyers at the trade deadline either as there are reportedly big changes coming in the offseason.
This team’s play doesn’t suggest that they’re one acquisition away from turning things around. There are many areas they need to improve, and it’s unfortunately not going to be fixed this season. Yet the team still is somehow considered a “playoff contender”.
Despite not having a lot of hope this year, there are some things the Bulls can do immediately to move things in the right direction. Here are three moves the team can make immediately to improve this season. And no, one of them isn’t firing GarPax.