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Wait, I thought the Bulls were done trying to tank

Wait, I thought the Bulls were done trying to tank
Published On: Wed, Oct 10
Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Denzel Valentine (Michigan State) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number fourteen overall pick to the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into Wednesday nighta€™s gameA against the Pacers, theA BullsA have allowed 60 points in the first half of all three of their preseason games.

Wait, I thought they were done trying to tank.

No, wait again, the Bulls turned in that third straight awful effort in Charlotte Monday in the wake of a hard practice ordered by coachA Fred HoibergA because of an awful effort in their previous game.

Is this the youngest group not to care what Hoiberg says?

Might be onto something with that, which would span quite the panorama ofA NBAA players with NBA experience that have put Hoiberg on the pay-no-mind list.

Part of it, also, is the injury that will costA Lauri MarkkanenA about a quarter of the season.

But the biggest reason for the Bullsa€™ ugliness appears to be a change in their defensive scheme that emphasizes more switching on pick-and-rolls. Not to get too technical here, but a€œswitchinga€™a€™ is an a€œinside basketballa€™a€™ term that the Bulls apparently take to understand as a€œanyone want more fudge?a€™a€™

The Bulls used to play defense, you might recall, at least untilA Gar FormanA fired Ron Adams andA Tom Thibodeau. Youa€™ve no doubt heard of Thibodeau, but perhaps not Adams, now the defensive master for theA Warriors. If you look closely, you can see Adams waving his hand wearing three championship rings.

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