The Chicago Bulls have only made the playoffs once in the last five years, with their last appearance occurring during the 2021-2022 season.
While they are a historically solid franchise, lately, the Bulls haven’t been able to strike gold.
Many analysts tend to point fingers at potential reasons for the Bulls’ recent lack of postseason success.
Nikola Vucevic believes he receives the most criticism of the Bulls’ top three players.
In a conversation with Joe Cowley shared via Legion Hoops, Vucevic said, “I feel like the people that have been critical of me really don’t understand how basketball works.”
“Out of the three of us, I’m the one that has sacrificed the most from an individual game. I feel like the people that have been critical of me really don’t understand how basketball works.”
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) October 3, 2023
Many view the Bulls’ top three players as Vucevic, Zach LaVine, and DeMar DeRozan.
These three have taken charge, hoping to help lead this team to greater success.
Despite their efforts, the Bulls have fallen short of their postseason aspirations.
Vucevic also said that he has “sacrificed the most from an individual game,” further indicating that he is a team player.
He wants the Bulls to find success, doing whatever he sees as necessary to help this team meet their goals.
The Eastern Conference is filled with elite rosters, a trend that has continued throughout the offseason.
The Milwaukee Bucks recently acquired Damian Lillard, and after some moving around, the Boston Celtics traded for Jrue Holiday.
Teams within the Eastern Conference have recognized a need for more star power, a reason for their massive offseason moves.
Given their lack of activity thus far, the Bulls have yet to make a major move, which could result in another season without a playoff berth.NEXT: Lonzo Ball Gives An Update On His Rehab Process