Report calls these Chicago Bulls’ players as one of the season’s “biggest losers” so far

The Bulls’ “Big 3” just isn’t clicking anymore.

A month into the season, it’s clear that this version of the Chicago Bulls is struggling. The Bulls, who have lost four straight games and seven of their last eight, would have finished last in the Central Division if it hadn’t been for the equally bad Detroit Pistons.

The Bulls’ “Big 3” of Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic has been a big contributor to their early-season problems. While these are fantastic individual players, as a team, they have been ineffective and have failed to make an impression on the court.

Break up this “Big 3”


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There’s no denying the Bulls’ “Big 3” are talented and seasoned. Despite their superb health this season, their presence on both sides of the floor has done little to raise the Bulls. Chicago is 28th in points scored per game, 26th in offensive rating, 23rd in net rating, and dead last in pace. If these aren’t indicators that a change is needed, nothing is.

“To most outside observers, the Chicago Bulls’ need to break up this “big three” of Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRoza, and Nikola Vučević was painfully clear,” Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report wrote.

“When all three were on the floor, the team’s point differential was under water in both 2022-23 and 2021-22. And this season, it’s plummeted to a disaster-level minus-18.8 points per 100 possessions with the trio in action.”

Dreadful play

The Bulls actually made several good summer moves that appeared to be the proper ones. But, sadly, they haven’t worked out as planned. Jevon Carter is playing only 14 minutes per game, while Torrey Craig appears to have lost his three-point shooting touch from last season with the Phoenix Suns. Furthermore, Patrick Williams has deteriorated, putting the Bulls in jeopardy.

“This experiment is unraveling in spectacular(ly bad) fashion. The three stars can’t (or won’t) defend anyone. And their “your turn to jack up a contested mid-range jumper, my turn to jack up a contested mid-range jumper” offense has been dreadful. Things have gotten so bad that it’s easy to wonder if this start may be affecting the trade value of all three of LaVine, DeRozan and Vucevic,” Bailey added.



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