Chicago Bulls Giving ‘Whatever It Takes’
Whatever it takes has been the cliché from (Coach Tom) Thibodeau all season, and the way these last few games have gone with half the rotation out injured it’s beginning to sound like a plan.
And though in this improbable season that now has the Bulls on pace for 46 wins change seems the only constant, it sure looks like the fourth or fifth seed for the Bulls and an opening series with the Nets. The Nets would seem like an easier first round opponent for the Bulls than the Knicks and Pacers, whom the sixth and seventh place teams will face.
If the Bulls won just three of their last seven games they’d clinch ahead of Boston and the Hawks would have to win four of their last five, which includes games in New York, San Antonio and Philadelphia as the Hawks finish with three winning teams in their last five. The Bulls have two winning teams in their last seven as do the Nets. So the odds for now lean toward Brooklyn and the Bulls four/five with home court uncertain, Atlanta sixth playing the Pacers and the Celtics seventh playing the Knicks.
That would leave the Bulls in the so called dreaded spot with a potential second round series against Miami, which figures to open the playoffs against the stumbling Bucks. Of course, with so many injuries and the way the season has gone a first round series win would be viewed as something of an upset. Of course, if the Bulls would happen to get healthy even if Rose doesn’t return, they have had success against all the top teams in the East.