With the Charlotte Hornets due in for a United Center visit next, this team has a real chance to put together a winning streak.
What we’ve noticed in these last two games is sound basketball. The Bulls have been able to find the open man and execute scoring plays and it’s translating to wins. This is all with the absences of Zach Lavine and DeMar DeRozan, too.
Five different Bulls reached double-digits in points on Saturday night against the Pelicans, including a game-high 31 points from Coby White. This is because the Bulls are playing the kind of basketball head coach Billy Donovan has been waiting to see.
Chicago Bulls: Billy Donovan’s game plan seems to be working.
From the start of his tenure as the Bulls head coach, Donovan has been preaching for patience, not forcing anything, and finding the open man. His system relies on guys waiting for plays to develop, not forcing square plays into circular holes, and moving the ball around to find the mismatches and open men. We’ve seen that on full display and at length these last two games.
This system requires a total buy-in from every player on the team. It is not for guys who always want the ball – that is cancerous in this system. Unironically, the one player who has dismissed the system in the past has not been on the floor the last two nights.
I don’t know, you tell me.