On the night of Feb. 20, first-year head coach Billy Donovan and this Chicago Bulls team will return home to the United Center to face the struggling Sacramento Kings. This home meeting with the Kings comes as the back end of back-to-back games on Feb. 20, with tip off time set for 7 p.m. CT.
Donovan and the Bulls are coming off a tough 112-105 loss on the road on the night of Feb. 19, in front of a national television audience on ESPN, at the Wells Fargo Center. A career-night from the Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid, where he gave his team a whopping 50 points, help boosted them past the Bulls in the seven-point win.
Following the loss to the Sixers on the road on Feb. 19, the Bulls now sport a record of 12-16. The Bulls had carried a two-game winning streak (also having won three of their last four games) into that road meeting with the Sixers heading into the weekend.
Meanwhile, the Kings do carry the same record that the Bulls currently have into this meeting between these two teams in the Windy City on the night of Feb. 20. But the Bulls are playing better of late than the Kings are. The Kings come into this game sitting on a five-game losing streak.
Moreover, with the Bulls trending up more of late than they were early this month, figuring out the direction they’ll turn at the trade deadline becomes a more difficult feat. With that in mind, which three Bulls players that most fans wouldn’t suspect could be on the move come the March 25 trade deadline?