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The Chicago Bulls are 16-18 at the halfway mark of the 2021 NBA season. They are ranked ninth in the Eastern Conference and are on the fringe of competing in the play-in tournament come May.
The Chicago Bulls have had some ups and downs so far in 2020-21.
In an overall sense, the Bulls have exceeded many expectations thus far. They still have 38 games to play through the rest of the season and they have already picked up 16 wins in just the middle of this season.
The Bulls’ offense is seriously astounding so far. They rank sixth in the NBA in scoring averaging 115 points per game. They also have the third-highest team shooting percentage in the NBA as they are shooting 48.6 percent collectively.
On the flip side, the Bulls have work to do on defense. The team gives up the sixth-most points to their opponents with 115.2 points per game. They also allow the sixth-highest shooting percentage to their opponents at 47.6 percent per game.
The young squad could also use some work making smart decisions with the ball considering they give up 16 turnovers per game which the second-most in the NBA. The Bulls commit 20.1 fouls per game (21st in the NBA) and give up 24.7 free throw attempts per game to their opponents (26th in the NBA) too.
Here are the player grades for the halfway mark of the season. Keep in mind that some players should take an incompletion grade for their small sample size of play. Disregard the players included below.
Incompletes (10 or fewer games played) — Chandler Hutchison, Devon Dotson, Cristiano Felicio, Adam Mokoka, Luke Kornet