The Chicago Bulls were expected to be better.
Even with starting point guard Lonzo Ball out indefinitely as he recovers from knee surgery, the Bulls have the staff and potential to be a playoff team. But after starting the season with a 6-10 record, they are now in the midst of a four-game losing streak and face a difficult series of games.
The path doesn’t get any easier
Let’s start with the good news: Ball, the team’s two-way stud, is making progress, said head coach Billy Donovan. However, he remains without a timetable for his return.
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Now for the bad news: The Bulls’ schedule isn’t getting any easier. They have upcoming games against some impressive teams in the Eastern and Western Conference, starting with a matchup against the red-hot Boston Celtics, who are on a nine-game winning streak.
Chicago will take on a Boston squad that will welcome back reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart, who has missed a couple of games through injury.
In the next six games, the Bulls will face off against a veritable array of playoff and surprise teams. They will face off against the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Milwaukee Bucks (11-4), the up-and-coming Oklahoma City Thunder (7-9), the surprise Utah Jazz (11-6) and the dangerous Phoenix Suns (9-). 6). They’ll then wrap up their road trip with games against two Pacific Division teams – the reigning champions, the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.
sense of urgency
The Bulls are struggling to stay afloat and this upcoming stretch could define their season. Zach LaVine said the team needs to dig deep and find a way to end their losing streak.
It is time for the bulls to rise up, show resilience and end this slip before it becomes too much of a distraction. For Chicago, the future is at stake. What they do now will determine their fate. It’s time for the team to dig deep and find a way out of this crisis.