The Chicago Bulls put up another poor performance with a 108-91 loss to the Charlotte Hornets as it appears the team has hit rock bottom. The loss marked their fifth in the last six games as they just completed a seven game road trip.
Monday’s performance may have been the worst however and despite missing both Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, there’s really no excuse to lose by 17 to the Hornets. Many fans are wondering whats going on and the mood on coach Fred Hoiberg’s hiring has turned sour to fans.
After the game, Taj Gibson spoke out about the struggles and how the Bulls identity has changed. “We had straight defensive guys, hungry dogs,” Gibson said via Vincent Goodwill. “Now we have guys, offensive minded, shoot the 3. We used to be scrappy.”
Taj: "Right now a lot of teams smell blood. We just gotta figure out a way to get over it. Nobody’s gonna feel sorry for you."
— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) February 9, 2016
Gibson has a point though.
The Bulls were a defensive force the past few years under Tom Thibodeau. Now they have focused their attention to the offense with the hiring of Hoiberg. But it hasn’t worked yet and the signs aren’t looking good.