“Where do you go from here” is the main question looming for the Chicago Bulls as they will soon be entering the fourth year of the rebuild.
Seeing the Chicago Bulls have to shut it all down right as a lot of their players were starting to find their groove was disappointing this season. But the NBA hiatus that was put in place earlier this month was obviously a necessary measure to deal with the impending novel coronavirus pandemic.
The last game the Bulls played in came at home on March 10, against the division for Cleveland Cavaliers. That showdown against the Cavaliers resulted in a five-point win. Nonetheless, the Bulls still entered the hiatus with a rather poor record of 22-43.
If the NBA does decide to start their season back up once the COVID-19 precautions are lightened up, the Bulls likely won’t play a prominent role in the postseason picture. Unless the NBA decides to include all teams in a postseason tournament, the Bulls season is pretty much over for all intents and purposes.
Although, the Bulls did have some momentum slowed by the NBA placing the season on hiatus. Younger and more promising players such as rookie point guard Coby White, shooting guard Zach LaVine, and center Wendell Carter Jr., were all either heating up or getting healthier. The same could be said for power forward Lauri Markkanen and small forward Otto Porter Jr.
It is very difficult to tell where the Bulls go from here, but we’ll likely have to know when and how the NBA will resume their season before that question can be answered.
Maybe the extra rest could help if the Bulls somehow do play even a small role in the postseason picture once the NBA season resumes (if it ever does for the 2019-20 campaign).