Bulls have regressed offensively more than any other team this season

December 24, 2015

There's plenty wrong with the Chicago Bulls this season, and it goes beyond the potential locker room issues involving Jimmy Butler and head coach Fred Hoiberg.

Three straight losses have the trade winds blowing, with Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson the most likely names to be dealt if the Bulls can find a way to exchange them for an offensive boost.

There's a very good reason for that. According to NBA.com's John Schuhmann, no team in the league has regressed on the offensive end of the floor to the level the Bulls have this season.

Hoiberg was supposed to allow for more freedom on offense, but maybe that isn't a good thing for these Bulls. Whether it's the new coach's schemes or the emergence of Butler as the team's primary playmaker, it's clear that Chicago could benefit from shaking things up. 

No team has regressed more offensively than the Bulls, who have scored 6.3 points per 100 possessions fewer than they did last season.

The Bulls have taken a lower percentage of their shots from the restricted area, where they rank last in field goal percentage. They’ve also taken a lower percentage of their shots from 3-point range than they did last season.

The four Bulls who have taken the most shots are all below the league average in effective field goal percentage. Derrick Rose ranks 206th in effective field goal percentage among 209 players who have attempted at least 150 shots. Nobody in the league who has shot as much as Rose has shot worse.