Power ranking Chicago Bulls players through the first 30 games

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The Chicago Bulls have an 11-19 record 30 games into the 2019-20 NBA season. Here are how the individual players stack up against each other.

30 games into the 2019-20 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls are a disappointing 11-19. They’ve lost a bunch of games they should’ve won, and they’ve won a few games they should’ve lost. Despite their grim record, the Bulls are only two games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. The season is far from over.

Chicago has been playing better as of late. They’ve won three of their last five games, and both losses were very winnable games. If the Bulls keep improving as a team, they’ll have a shot at making some noise around playoff time.

In order for the team to improve, though, each player has to do his job. Here’s how the players stack up against each other 30 games into the season.

8. Denzel Valentine

Previous ranking: Unranked

Denzel Valentine patiently had to work his way into Jim Boylen’s rotation, but he’s in it now and it looks like he’s here to stay. Valentine struggles when he’s restricted to being just a spot-up shooter, but he’s really successful when the ball’s in his hands and he’s making plays.

When Valentine is engaged fully on offense, he seems to shoot the ball with more confidence. His shot creation is the key to his game.

Denzel is one of the best players on the Bulls’ roster in the pick and roll. He throws accurate lobs, makes smart decisions and famously scores the ball with YMCA-style floaters.

With Chandler Hutchison and Otto Porter Jr. sidelined with injuries, the Bulls need Valentine to keep playing at a high level.