The Chicago Bulls elected to not make any big changes last week at the NBA trade deadline.
At the time, it was clear the front office was going to asses the team for the rest of the season and see what needed tweaking in the summer.
If they were watching the Bulls play on Wednesday night, they saw an awful lot that requires changing.
Bulls with the 2nd largest lead blown in the NBA this season. Also on the list multiple times. pic.twitter.com/N9YUPd9KR0
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The Bulls blew a huge 24-point lead and fell to the Indiana Pacers, 117-113.
That means they now hold the dishonor of having the second-biggest blown lead in the NBA this season, behind only the Los Angeles Lakers’ 25-point blowup against the Portland Trail Blazers last month.
Bulls fans are disheartened by Wednesday’s defeat but they are also disappointed because the Bulls have lost games like this multiple times this year, giving up two 21-point leads in January as well.
In fact, this was the fifth time the Bulls have lost at least a 16-point lead in 2022-23.
Even though the Bulls found their three-point shot again on Wednesday (they sank 15 of them) and Zach LaVine scored 35 points, Chicago still couldn’t keep it together.
Things are bad and getting worse for the Bulls.
Last season, they were true playoff contenders but this year they are in 11th place in the East.
Following Wednesday night, they are now 26-32 and are currently out of contention for the play-in games.
Following the loss against the Pacers, head coach Billy Donovan and members of the team looked depressed and a bit clueless.
It’s not clear how the Bulls can right their wrongs and limp into the postseason.NEXT: The Bulls Aren’t Holding Out Hope For Lonzo Ball