On the night of May 1, first-year head coach Billy Donovan and the struggling Chicago Bulls extended their losing streak to three games. The Bulls fell short by double-digits once again to star point guard Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on the road at State Farm Arena.
The other two losses for Donovan and the Bulls that helped to form this three-game losing streak they’re on heading out of the weekend came at the hands of the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks. It does feel like two of those three games during this building losing streak for the Bulls were very winnable.
However, good news for the Bulls did arrive in the sense that rookie forward Patrick Williams has stepped his game up a good bit of late. Williams has struggled at times finding the right confidence and rhythm, especially on the offensive end of the floor.
Chicago Bulls getting better play out of F Patrick Williams
In the Bulls’ loss to the Hawks on May 1, Williams was solid for the Bulls. He was second on the team in points on the night, with 19, on an efficient 7-of-13 shooting from the field, 2-of-2 from beyond the arc, and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line.
If this is a time where Williams can really see his game take off down the stretch, it would be huge for the Bulls heading into the offseason. Williams is going to be a significant part of the future of this core. Seeing him step up of late could be a great sign of what’s ahead for Williams.
Here’s a look into three Bulls players that have helped to elevate the game of the rookie forward Williams of late.