The Bulls didn’t want to super max Jimmy Butler, so after a series of mistakes in trying to find a replacement, they are back to paying a heavy price.
Dunn has been hampered with injuries all season long, but is also dealing with teams adjusting to his game. So what exactly is he moving forward?
Noah talked candidly, but Otto Porter Jr. stole the show, scoring a career-high 37 points as the Bulls ended an 11-game home losing streak.
The latest he-said/he-said between Bobby Portis and GM Gar Forman is secondary. The major concern remains the outside perception of the Bulls.
Porter was sent from the Wizards last week, and in that time is already making an impact both on the floor, and maybe more importantly, off of it.
The Bulls trailed by only a point at the half, but too much Giannis Antetokounmpo eventually did them in.
With rookie Wendell Carter Jr. (thumb) possibly out for the rest of the season and Bobby Portis traded, the Bulls are looking for help in the middle.
The Bulls’ offense has put up 125 points in its last two games. If that leads to more victories, it will hurt the Bulls’ odds in the draft lottery.
Making their return to the United Center after being traded to Washington on Wednesday, Parker and Portis each made a point in sending a message.
The Bulls acquired Porter on Wednesday and then unleashed him on the Nets Friday, as the small forward stood out on both ends of the floor.
Lopez said he is yet to speak to his agent about buyout demands, but he is also not looking to “rock the boat.”
Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman swear there is a plan in place, but also ask for patience.
Portis was a home-grown product that wanted to be a Bull for life. However, even doing everything asked of him wasn’t enough to keep him around.
All the talk surrounding the Bulls was a quiet landscape, but that changed Wednesday, as Parker has seen his homecoming come to an end.
Boylen has no idea what type of roster will await him after the trade deadline Thursday comes and goes, but he welcomes the challenge.