3 New Year’s resolutions for the Chicago Bulls, from their fans

Javonte Green, Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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2022 was truly a mixed bag for the Chicago Bulls. After starting the year off on a high note with the team eventually making the playoffs for the first time in five years, die-hard supporters were countered with an overwhelming amount of negativity and suggestions from NBA analysts that Chicago should blow up the core that made that very same playoff run not even a full 12 months later.

With the inconsistencies that faced this team, we are leaving the 2022 calendar year and arriving in 2023 with probably more questions than we had at the beginning of the year.

As much as I wish I did, sadly, I don’t have the answers to the major questions troubling every Bulls fan’s mind. Take, for example, the mysterious case of whether or not Lonzo Ball is going to return or even play again this season or whether or not Billy Donovan is the right head coach to lead this team to consistent wins.

However, as we start the New Year, I do know one thing and that is what Bulls Nation wants the Bulls to achieve in this upcoming year. Without further ado, here are three New Year’s resolutions from Bulls fans to manifest into reality in 2023.

After a less-than-desirable end to 2022, here are 3 things the Chicago Bulls can do in 2023 that will give the fans hope for the future.

1. Bulls must make the 2023 NBA Playoffs

We start off with the most important and straightforward goal for 2023, the Chicago Bulls must make the playoffs this year. No two questions about it. With talk about the franchise’s direction and if going all in on this core was a mistake, making the playoffs in consecutive seasons will quiet the doubters and keep them at bay.

In saying that, it won’t be easy. As of the 4th of January, the Bulls currently sit in the 11th seed and would not even qualify for the play-in tournament if it started tomorrow. Sitting three games above the 13th-seeded Orlando Magic and three games below the sixth-seeded Miami Heat, the Bulls find themselves in a tricky situation where the odds could still fall in either direction.

As the new year rolls around, the Bulls’ destiny and the validity of the direction of their franchise are in their own hands. If they go on a winning streak? Potentially get home-court advantage in the play-in tournament, or even better, jump above the play-in bracket altogether. Go on a losing streak? Fall out of the play-in and into the lottery.

This resolution has a lot riding on it and it must go right, unlike my resolution of going to the gym every day, which I have already failed.