Chicago Bulls: Overhyped or Under Appreciated
The Chicago Bulls are well known for their two three peats during the MJ era, and for the playoff run made by the Derrick Rose led Bulls. As the franchise with the third most rings in league history it’s obvious they are not used to losing. ESPN ranked them the 22nd team in the league with a 27-55 record, missing the playoffs by a longshot. However many fans and analysts have their doubts when it comes to power rankings like ESPN’s. The Bulls have built a solid young core with many of their acquisitions coming from the Jimmy Butler trade and the draft. Kris Dunn was phenomenal last year as a starting point guard and a monster defensively, and Lauri Markkanen was the fastest rookie to make 100 3 pointers in league history and the ideal stretch 4 in today’s game. Zach Lavine, along with Dunn and the pick that became Markkanen headlined the Butler trade, setting up Chicago for its rebuilding phase. This offseason was yet another success for the Bulls as they drafted a stud in Wendell Carter Jr, who was a defensive stopper and efficient big man through all summer league. They also brought in Jabari Parker on a 2 year $40 million deal, securing their starting 5 for the season. Many believe that the young Bulls will surprise many and claim as high as a 7th seed in the playoffs and many others see them back in the lottery. Either way the Bulls young core is bright.