When Arturas Karnisovas took over the Chicago Bulls last year, it felt like they might finally start getting things in the right direction. They hired Marc Eversley to be the general manager and Billy Donovan to be the head coach and off they went. It hasn’t been so easy so far this season but they wake up today above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference. There is going to be the little play-in like there was in the bubble last season but at least they could have a chance.
This is after a huge 120-100 Chicago Bulls victory over the Houston Rockets. They are now 14-16. That isn’t a magnificent record but the Eastern Conference is so top-heavy that they are right there in the playoff mix. There is no doubt that at minimum, they are very fun to watch. It is a young vibrant team that has a bright future if things go their way over the next few offseasons.