These Chicago Bulls are still the same old mess. After giving fans just a little bit of hope and going 10-6 following the embarrassment back in December against Minnesota, Chicago is back to the same story.
The Bulls are coming off losses against an Indiana Pacers team that had lost seven games straight — which, oh by the way, was a game where the Bulls blew a 21-point lead — and then a loss against the Charlotte Hornets, who are 14-36 on the year.
It’s a real shame, because Zach LaVine has finally started to turn things around and has played pretty strong ball over the past month and a half. Even Nikola Vucevic has been playing at an All Star level.
Yet, the Bulls simply cannot figure it out. They continue to lose games they should win, and that’s not going to amount to much of a playoff run, if they even get lucky enough to get in.
Don’t expect the Chicago Bulls to make any significant changes at the 2023 NBA trade deadline
After the loss to Charlotte, head coach Billy Donovan reiterated the same old nonsense fans are used to hearing.
“The character in the group and the chemistry and them as people — it’s in there,” Donovan said, per The Chicago Tribune. “We’ve got to find ways as coaches and players and all of us to try to pull that out of each other. But I’m not at a point to say, ‘OK, this just can’t work.’ ”
As if Donovan’s words weren’t enough to convince fans that nothing is going to happen at the deadline, it seems the players are following suit. Big man Nikola Vucevic echoed his coach.
“I think we definitely have enough here,” Vucevic said.
Whatever magic spell Donovan has going on over his players right now, it’s going to quickly prove to be for naught when the Bulls barely make the play-in tournament with this roster and get bounced in the first round.
The truth is, the Bulls need more than just a change-up within their roster, but the front office committed to Donovan for the next few years, and that’s the main issue. We’re stuck here for the time being, folks.