The NBA is on the cusp of what they hope is a triumphant return. But before we turn our full focus on the 22 teams restarting in Orlando, we pay homage to the seasons of the teams whose seasons are completed. In our final autopsy report of the “Delete Eight” we discuss the Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets.
Chicago Bulls: Finishing the season with a 22-43 record the Bulls were a team mired with injuries and uncertainty in the front office and the head coach position.
- Are Jim Boylen’s days numbered or can he rally to become relatable to a new breed of player?
- How will the team’s new front office manage the roster?
- Is Zach LaVine a player the team can and should build around?
- What does the future hold for Lauri Markkanen after a season of regression?
- Is Kris Dunn a necessary part of the team’s future as he enters free agency?
Charlotte Hornets: With a 23-42 record the Hornets overachieved pre-season expectations but have glaring weaknesses that stand out.
- Mitch Kupchak outlined a plan for the draft that says the team is looking for talent in all areas indicating nobody on the roster is safe.
- Is Devonte’ Graham capable of filling the shoes of Kemba Walker in any way?
- Do the Hornets have buyer’s remorse on Terry Rozier?
- Can P.J. Washington and Miles Bridges step in to fill larger roles?
- With one of the league’s worst point differentials, Charlotte lacks a competitive spirit.