Chicago Bulls: 3 sources for the disappointing 2019-20 season

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Chicago Bulls fans can blame obvious and deeper reasons why their team is doing so bad with less than 20 games left this season.

Given the increase in expectations for the Chicago Bulls this season, the fact that they’re out of the playoff picture so fast is very disappointing. The Bulls were commonly mentioned as an under the radar playoff team that could come out of the Eastern Conference this season. But that is a very far fetched expectation looking back that was pretty foolish.

The Bulls definitely had the talent to put it all together and at least make a run at a seven or eight seed in the East this year. But the roster construction isn’t up to par, which is largely the fault of the front office and coaching staff (but we’ll get more into that later).

Through their first 64 games of the 2019-20 regular season, the Bulls hold a record of 21-43. Their latest loss came on March 8 at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, who are now without former head coach Kenny Atkinson. The Nets were a team that the Bulls looked to compete with for much of the regular season, but the latter fell out of the playoff race really since the turn of the calendar year.

It’s really hard to argue that the Bulls are that much further ahead in the third year of the rebuild than they were last season. The rebuild seems to be going nowhere fast and that is very frustrating for a fan base as loyal as the Bulls have.

Here’s a look into the three sources that are the most to blame for the disappointing season for the Chicago Bulls thus far during the 2019-20 campaign.