Chicago Bulls Preseason Game No. 5: Five Takeaways From Wednesday’s Loss to Detroit

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Oct 14, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol (16) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward

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(43) during the first quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

3. The offense is still a work in progress, too

In their three preseason losses, the Bulls have failed to reach the 20-assist mark in a game (18, 14 and 17 on Wednesday).

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For the Bulls to succeed on the offensive end, they have to play quick and they have to move the ball (along with hitting open looks). With the “jumbo lineup” starting things off, the Bulls looked sluggish out of the gate like Hoiberg mentioned after the game. It’s a long season, but Fred Hoiberg will probably learn quickly that going big isn’t a good option for the Bulls to try and run with this year.

(Also, the Bulls only shot 21 threes. Compared to the rest of their preseason, that number seems rather low. What makes it even worse is that the Bulls only hit six of them.)

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