Here’s what the Chicago Bulls need to break their five-game losing streak

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The Bulls got rid of five players for five new players on Mar. 25. They have a whole new team, with a constant lineup and rotation change. Donovan is still toying around with rotations to get a good feel for the team.

First Rotation

The Bulls’ entire focus offensively in the first unit should depend on Vucevic and LaVine. Vucevic should be the new focal point of the offense because he can work many different angles on offense like pick-and-roll, pick-and-pop, and post up.

Vucevic’s most dangerous position on the court is on the low-block. Why? When Vucvic is on the low-block, the entire defense has to turn their heads to keep an eye on him. This is where Donovan’s cutting offense starts to fall into place, by having strong cutters like Williams or LaVine work off-ball to beat their defenders.

As far as the rest of the first line, it should be defense, defense, defense. Williams, Satoransky, and Thaddeus Young provide a strong defensive presence for the first lineup.

Second/Third Rotation

The second rotation should be led by a strong offensive presence, like the first. White, when healthy, and Markkanen both exemplify the first rotation as offensive threats. Both White and Markkanen are averaging 15+ points per game and should be able to do that against opposing second rotations.

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The defense in the second rotation will live and breathe Theis to defend the paint. Ryan Arcidiacono, Aminu, Brown, and Javonte Green live for the hustle of perimeter defense and transition. This combination could be the trademark of the second rotation, now that the Bulls have the complete personnel to score when they please. It’s all about defense.