The NBA Board of Governors has officially voted on a plan that allows for the return of NBA basketball. Teams with the top 22 records across the league will be invited to Orlando to finish out the remainder of the regular season, after which 16 teams will make the NBA playoffs.
That all means the Bulls extremely disappointing season is officially over as the team currently has the 24th best record, only 2.5 games behind the 22nd place Wizards. Makes you wonder what could have been without all those 4th quarter collapses this season.
The Bulls came into the 2019-20 season with high expectations, as a return to the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference was the goal. A solid, young core of Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., and Coby White were expected to heavily contribute and lead the Bulls to the playoffs.
While LaVine certainly improved this season and became the Bulls’ best player, Markannen significantly regressed, Carter Jr. struggled with injuries, and White showed his talent but was inconsistent.
A lack of player development and poor coaching by Jim Boylen led the Bulls to a 22-43 record and a winning percentage of just 33.9%, the franchise’s 10th worst record in franchise history:
New front office duo and Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley will now be able to officially move on from the 2019-20 season and start leading this organization into the future. While this year’s draft pick will surely be important to the future of the ball club, the first question that needs to be answered is if Jim Boylen will be the Bulls head coach next season. We will most likely figure out the answer to that question in the coming days.