Can The Bulls Turn The Tide To Their Season?

Posted by Richard Kagan on Friday, February 06, 2015 with No comments
Right now, the Chicago Bulls no longer lead the NBA's Central Division.  Cleveland took care of that with a win over the Clippers, their 12th in a row.  The Cavs lead the Bulls by a half game. The Bulls play New Orleans Saturday night and a loss to them will move the Bulls a game behind Cleveland in the loss column.

It isn't looking good for the Bulls, losers of 10 of the their last 15 games. The main culprit being lack of good shooting.  Basically, the Bulls have been lacking in effort and focus. Focused teams shoot better. They know their assignments and have a simple goal, score the ball, or pass it to someone else who can. There has been an over-reliance on Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol, or Derrick Rose to put up points.  Lately, Noah and Kirk Hinrich have seen poor production on the floor. When two of five starters can't break 8 points, that is a problem.

Rose has a good night and then next game, is shots/attempt is wacky....8/23 is not going to get it done. You can get away with a game like that, if others guys are playing well.  But that has not been the case.

Rumors are the management is not pleased with Coach Thibodeau's coaching strategy.  Thibs wants to win now, using his starters for 38+ minutes in a game. Management is upset that come playoff time, players will have nothing left in the tank.  This team looks out of sorts, like it can benefit with a week in Acapulco with a healer.  Come of think of it, include me.

Rose has been saying "Wait till you see me in 2 months." That time is now approaching. What are we going to see?  Bulls fans, cross your fingers.