by: Doug Thonus
Source: Chicago Now
The Chicago Bulls aren’t trying to tank. They’re just mentally defeated and not that good right now. The Bulls lost another heart breaking, spirit crushing game against a Pelicans team missing its best player.
Granted, the Pelicans are no joke anymore. With Eric Gordon healthy, Jrue Holiday and Tyrke Evans added to the roster, Ryan Anderson playing the role of perfect stretch four, and Anthony Davis quickly developing into a star, they have a high powered roster.
Still, without Davis, they’re a perimeter oriented team prone to poor decision making and lacking size to defend effectively on the perimeter. In short, both teams were missing their best player, and the Bulls couldn’t win a home game to a team that likely finishes around .500.
More evidence to just how far away this Bulls team really is from competing and all the more reason why they need to miss the playoffs where due to the disparity between the East and West, simply missing the playoffs likely guarantees a top 10 pick.