It’s not looking so good for the Chicago Bulls right now.
In the last ten games the Bulls have gone 3-7 and it has taken a toll on their playoff position. The Bulls have lost two straight and are just 2-3 since the break.
Overall, the month of February has been a disaster for Chicago. The Bulls are just 4-8 In the month of February with one game left. This included two 20-point thrashings, one by the Heat and the other by the Thunder.
The Bulls were at the top of the Eastern Conference but have since dropped down to the sixth seed. If the playoffs started today, they would face the New York Knicks, and that is not the matchup the Chicago Bulls want to see in the first round without their starting point guard, Derrick Rose.
Now the concern is when will their former MVP and all-star be back in action. It is obvious that the Bulls are not the same team they are without him on the court and it is clearly showing right now as the season winds down. Teams are beginning to make their playoff push and the Bulls are hanging on by a thread.
There is some reason for optimism, however. Rose is looking significantly better now than he did a couple of weeks ago. Rose is now traveling with the team, practicing in the 5-on-5 drills, and he is finally dunking again – something you may have seen during pre-game warm-ups before the Bulls and Thunder game.
This can only be a positive sign for the Bulls, but there are still a lot of questions to be answered. Will we see Derrick Rose play this season or is he just going to sit out until next year and come back stronger? Will the Bulls get back on track and stay in the playoffs?
It is going to be an interesting and long ride throughout the rest of the season to see which team is going to come out strong for this final playoff push.