The Chicago Bulls have it pretty bad, but things could definitely be worse. Here are three teams that are currently worse off than the Bulls.
The 2019-20 season has been full of negatives for the Chicago Bulls. They’ve struggled with a plethora of injuries to key players (Wendell Carter Jr., Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and more). They’re excruciatingly poor on offense — the most fun end of the court to watch. They’re coached by a should-be collegiate coach. And worst of all, they haven’t even reached the 20-win mark yet.
The Bulls’ problems extend beyond this season, though. They’re run by an incompetent front office that is yet to figure out what it takes to build a winning basketball team.
Despite all of the problems the Bulls have, there are definitely teams that have it worse. Here are three of those teams.
3. The Detroit Pistons
The Pistons are nowhere near where they would like to be as a franchise. They’ve been mediocre for years and haven’t made it past the first round of the playoffs since 2008. The worst part? Things aren’t going to get better anytime soon.
Detroit recently traded away Andre Drummond, getting 10 cents on the dollar. It was basically the “we don’t want to pay Andre” trade. That makes it appear as though they might be finally embracing a rebuild, but they still have an injury-prone Blake Griffin under contract through 2022, assuming he opts into the final year of his contract for over $38 million. Spoiler alert: He’s going to opt in.
The Pistons do have a nice young player in Christian Wood. He’s someone they can bookmark as a cool piece for the future, assuming he stays in a Pistons uniform. They also have Luke Kennard, someone whose hill I will gladly die on. He’s already pretty good, but I think he has the potential to be really good.
Outside of Wood and Kennard, though, the Pistons don’t have much. I’d way rather be the Bulls. At least they get to play in Chicago.