Bulls Road Ahead: Bulls look to grab playoff spot in final stretch

Bulls Road Ahead: Bulls look to grab playoff spot in final stretch

CSN's Mark Schanowski, Will Perdue, Kendall Gill and Vincent Goodwill talk about the final stretch of the Bulls' regular season in the latest Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.

The Bulls have five games remaining in the regular season and, for now, are in a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Four straight wins have put the Bulls in position to make the postseason, but the race remains tight. The Bulls head into a three-game road trip before finishing the regular season with two straight at home.

"I think right now you're seeing Jimmy is on a mission and the team is falling in line," Perdue said.

Up first is the New York Knicks, which recently lost Derrick Rose for the season due to a torn meniscus. Then there are road games at the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets.

The Bulls' final five games are against the four teams, the Knights, 76ers, Nets and Orlando Magic, which are eliminated from playoff contention in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls have struggled against losing teams though.

"The Bulls were a Jimmy Butler game-winner away from losing to the Brooklyn Nets," Goodwill said. "They've lost twice to the New York Knicks. They've lost recently to the Philadelphia 76ers. You can't count any game as a gimme amongst the rest of these games."

Watch the video above to see the full discussion about the Bulls' recent four-game winning streak and the remaining five games.

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

The Chicago Bulls will introduce Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen today, and you can watch on CSN or live stream at CSNChicago.com/watchlive.

Tune in as coverage starts at 11 a.m. with players set to take the podium. 

The trio was acquired in the Bulls' trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaVine is rehabbing from a torn ACL, which cut his strong campaign short last season. Dunn is coming into his second season and was a player Gar/Pax thought highly of in last year's draft. Markkanen is a stretch-four that was drafted out of Arizona with the No. 7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. 

Read more about the new Bulls in Mark Strotman's scouting report. 

 

Who voted Gar Forman? Executive of the Year conspiracy theories

Who voted Gar Forman? Executive of the Year conspiracy theories

Who voted Gar Forman for the NBA's Executive of the Year award? That's the question on Bulls fans' minds late Monday.

As the Athletic's Sean Highkin tweeted, the Bulls general manager received one vote for the award, sparking speculation from Evanston to Evergreen Park. 

670 The Score's Julie Dicaro had one theory: 

While Locked on Fantasy podcast host believed it was Sam Presti, referencing the midseason Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott trade Gar/Pax made with the Oklahoma City Thunder:

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg went a third route: 

Twitter stays savaging.