How did the Chicago Bulls get good

The NBA season can be full of exciting games and losses. The Chicago Bulls are no exception. Starting out the 2021-2022 season 4-0. The last time the Bull achieved that record was back in the 90s, when Michael Jordan played for them. But how did they achieve this? It involves a lot of factors both big and small.

The Offseason
The offseason starts after an NBA team wins the NBA Finals, and stretches toward the start of the new season. During this time teams can sign new players or get involved with trades. The Bulls started by signing the young rising star Lonzo Ball. Then trading with the San Antonio Spurs for all- star guard Demar Derozan, and signing forward Nikola Vucevic. If that wasn’t good enough, the Bulls even managed to sign the defensive guard Alex Caruso from the Lakers. All together, the Bulls look like to be a serious playoff team this season building around their star Zach Lavine.

What does this mean for the Bulls?
Acquiring an all-star in Derozan can turn some heads in the NBA. When this usually happens people are quick to judge a season easily. Take the Oklahoma City Thunder for example. With the Thunder trading for superstar Paul George and pairing him with their star Russel Westbrook. Only to have a less than expected season, only to be eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

In the end, time will tell. So far as of Dec. 9 2021, the Bulls are a top seeded team in the east. With a record of 17-9, they only fall short of the 1st seed Brooklyn Nets. The team chemistry seems to also be doing very well. With Lonzo’s fierce playmaking and sharpshooting 3s seem to be benefiting a lot. Paired with Alex Caruso’s defense and Demar’s slashing ability. We can only hope for them to have a serious playoff run when the time comes.