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The Chicago Bulls Still Stink

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The Chicago Bulls are 0-3 this season. They dropped their third consecutive game Sunday evening against a depleted Golden State Warriors team 129-128 on a last-second shot by Damion Lee. The Chicago Bulls still stink.

This was the first game they looked somewhat competitive. After two horrific losses against the Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers, where both games were over by the 3rd quarter.

The fact of the matter is they are simply lost. Offensively is where this team can be good, they have capable scorers in Zach Lavine, Coby White and even Lauri Markkanen has shown signs of getting his confidence back. The problem with this basketball team is the defensive side of the floor.

The Chicago Bulls Still Stink

It all started with their first game against the Atlanta Hawks giving up 83 points in the first half. In their next game against the Indiana Pacers, they dug themselves in a big hole, allowing a 21-0 run and 18-0 run in the same game. That was while also allowing 66 first-half points is a recipe for disaster.

Sunday against the Warriors they finally looked competitive and saw good things from Wendall Carter Jr. who has been underwhelming thus far, to say the least. However, they still lost against a Warriors team that also hasn’t looked good this year. Giving up 129 points to a team without Klay Thompson doesn’t exactly bring me joy and rather leaves an ugly taste in my mouth. The Chicago Bulls still stink.

There Is Hope

Luckily it’s still early in the season, and I believe in Billy Donovan to get this young group to play better especially on the defensive end. However, an 0-3 start is not what Bulls fans were expecting considering everyone is healthy. If this team wants any chance to even sniff the playoffs they need to start playing better defense, it’s as simple as that.

When watching these games it looks like teams are getting whatever look they want and during the Hawks game. It looked like a typical day of shoot-around for them. It’s disgusting to watch considering the fact that Bulls fans are used to good defensive teams dating back to the Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau era.

After a three-game homestand, the Bulls will travel to Washington to take on an 0-3 Wizards team on Tuesday night. One team will get their first win of the season Tuesday.

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