Chicago Bulls: Player grades through first 25 games of 2019-20 season

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A three-game losing streak that the Chicago Bulls sit on heading into a home meeting with the Atlanta Hawks doesn’t make their playoff odds look good.

There is a big disappointing feeling hanging around the Chicago Bulls right now after they started their first 25 games of the regular season out with a less than stellar record of 8-17. Head coach Jim Boylen and his Bulls also currently sit on a three-game losing streak after their latest set of back-to-back defeats at home at the United Center at the hands of the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat.

Even those “moral victories” that the Bulls got by hanging with solid playoff-caliber teams in the Eastern Conference to the tune of near wins doesn’t do much for the image of this team. The Bulls lost to the Heat in overtime on Dec. 8 and on a last-second miss by shooting guard Zach LaVine in the 93-92 Dec. 9 loss to the Raptors.

The Bulls just haven’t been good enough so far. Their best players aren’t coming through when this team needs them most. Combine that with rather lacking coaching under Boylen’s watch and a young team that is still developing, and you get a Bulls season that might go down the drain when the front office said that playoffs were the goal.

There’s not really a playoff berth in sight realistically for the Bulls at this point of the regular season. We still have a long way to go until April arrives and the playoff picture in the NBA is officially decided. But the Bulls sit four games behind the Orlando Magic already for that eighth and final spot in the playoff picture in the East.

With a disappointing first 25 games of the regular season for the Chicago Bulls now in the rear view mirror, here’s a look at how each major player for the team grades out at this point.