Mar 26, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) goes up for the shot against Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) and guard Elfrid Payton (left) during the first quarter of a basketball game at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
After a great opening week for the Chicago Bulls that saw them go 3-0, the last seven days left a lot to be desired.
The season’s already over.
In just week two, the Chicago Bulls’ season is done.
“It’s time to tank,” some skeptics will tell you.
Others will say they saw this coming when the “Three Alphas” assembled. Whatever your opinion is, I don’t think a three-game losing streak to three teams who are projected to be around the playoff picture is worth freaking out about.
In all three of the Bulls losses this past week, the men in red gave up 100+ points. In each game, they had fewer assists, a worse field goal percentage and 3-point percentage than their opponents.
The only thing Chicago had more of then the team they were playing consistently in each game was turnovers. On Wednesday, Boston got their Opening Night revenge, winning 105-100. (Check out our analysis.)
Nov 2, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg on the side line during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
The Ugly: The Bulls didn’t bounce back all week
Every team is gonna lose. Just ask Golden State.
But, when your team loses back-to-back-to-back games in quick succession, not to mention where two of the sides were ones you beat the previous week, then there’s some concern.