The Chicago Bulls have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the NBA this season. They have found some success against a few of the elite teams in the league but they have also failed to beat the teams that are struggling.
The lack of consistency has led them to a 15-19 record which puts them as the tenth seed in the Eastern Conference right now.
After some locker room turmoil earlier this week, with it being reported that the team and Zach Lavine were not on good terms, the Bulls seem to have found their groove for the most part.
Big wins against the Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, and now the Milwaukee Bucks have seemed to get the team playing better and the fans feeling better about the rest of the season.
The Chicago Bulls need to find a way to get back on track soon enough.
Still, the Bulls did lose to the Houston Rockets this week at home. This was a game in which the Bulls just did not take their opponent seriously enough and it cost them. We have seen this too much already this year.
Losses to teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, and now the Houston Rockets have been the nail in the side of the Bulls all season. The Bulls have competed against the better teams this season.
They are 2-0 against the Milwaukee Bucks and 2-1 against the Boston Celtics who are the top two teams in the East this season. It just does not make a lot of sense. They can compete with and beat the elite teams but they play down to their competition against the bottom teams.
It seemed like the team hit rock bottom after allowing 151 points to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team has responded with some better overall basketball. 4-1 in the last five games with wins over three playoff contenders will hopefully go a long way in turning things around.
Zach Lavine seems to be getting back to his All-Star form and DeMar DeRozan showed some of the late-game heroics that has been missing this year.
While the team still has a lot of work to do, this can be the turning point that the Chicago Bulls have been looking for to get back to playoff contention.
While some fans might want to live out the pipe dream of getting the number one overall pick and drafting Victor Wembayana, it seems that this season is either a playoff berth or losing the draft pick to the Magic.
The Bulls can build off a strong week to put some wins together and start to make some noise in the Eastern Conference again.