Bulls Continue to Fall for Fewer Teams as Trade Deadline Approaches


Charlotte, North Carolina — Possibly in Orlando. Maybe we’ll have to wait until next week during the four-game homestand.

Maybe it will happen at lunchtime on a Friday afternoon.

DeMar DeRozan wasn’t exactly sure when that would be. it must.

“We weren’t as consistent as we’d hoped, but it might take something to eat at lunch to change everything,” DeRozan said. I try to give everyone the same mindset and energy.”

Well, nobody seems to be paying attention.

In a season of rock-bottom loss after rock-bottom loss, the Bulls went to Charlotte on Thursday to blow a 10-point lead in the third quarter with 111 to lose to the Pacers, blowing a 21-point lead. Lost -96 to the Hornets, who had only five wins at home.

“In the first half we seem to have the right mentality and in the second everything will be fine.” [pieces], as leaders, we must do better. We need to do better,” guard Zach Lavigne said. “It’s not going to change until each of us gets together and says, ‘Enough is enough.’ It’s not that we’re not trying, but it’s clearly not enough.”

Coach Billy Donovan believes the reason is simple. The most recent cause was premature departure.

A shift in momentum came in the third quarter and looked familiar to the Bulls (22-26). Many of their meltdowns came in his third, nullifying his two-quarters of solid work this time around.

The lead increased to 10 after Ayo Dosunmu hit a pull-up jumper with 5:52 left in the third quarter. After a turnover from Dosunmu, a missed shot from DeRozan and an errant pass from Nikola Vucevic, the game was tied.

Then the rest of the way was a dogfight and only one dog was biting. The Hornets (14-36) edged the Bulls 34-17 in the fourth quarter.

Neither team shined, but the Bulls won 26-4 from three-point range.

The Bulls are just six games away from the trade deadline, and executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Carnisovas has set the standard for a second-round playoff series in the fall. They don’t seem to be heading in that direction.

As such, Donovan was asked if he feels a move is needed to shake up the roster.

“I believe it’s there and we as coaches and players have to figure out how to get it out of each other.” Too many real good people who want to take care of things.

“We have no choice but to be desperate. I don’t know how to say it otherwise. You can’t just play side by side, everything will work out by itself, and we’ll wait for the fourth quarter and see what this means.” I’m going to finish it.”

Not this season. Not when Vcevic, DeRozan and LaVine are minus 72 combined.

Zach, what do you think about the topic of trade?

“I ride with whoever is on the team,” Lavigne said. “I’m not a front office decision maker.

“I believe in myself and I believe in the team, no matter who they are.”


What do you think?

Written by Natalia Chi

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