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

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Jim Boylen, Head Coach/Chicago Bulls Front Office

Although this is supposed to be a list of player grades for the Chicago Bulls through the first 25 games of the regular season, I have to include the showing of the front office and coaching staff thus far. There are faults that are had to look past within this Bulls organization. And that shoots all the way up to John Paxson, Gar Forman, and Michael Reinsdorf.

Not only did it look like the Bulls upgrade the coaching staff during the offseason, with the additions of Fleming from the Brooklyn Nets and Roy Rodgers from the Houston Rockets, but the roster looked better too. But neither of those supposed upgrades to the roster or coaching staff made much of a difference on the hardwood thus far.

Boylen is misusing a good numbers of his players. Carter Jr., Young, and Satoransky have especially big cases to make that they could be schemed up in much better fashion. But that is the way the cookie crumbles likely until the Bulls move on from either Boylen, GarPax, or both. Preferably the latter in my opinion.

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Boylen has this Bulls team sitting in 11th place in the standings in the East and with an actual drop in offensive rating by about five points compared to last season. The Bulls need a huge breakthrough before the halfway point of the regular season to even climb back into playoff contention. But having Boylen and GarPax at the helm rarely inspires any sort of confidence in the Bulls chances to make a playoff run.

Grade: D-