UA-59049186-1 Bulls On Parade- Record Setting Buckets - Good if it Goes

Bulls On Parade- Record Setting Buckets

Greetings GIIG readers, it’s been a while. Let’s check in with this years edition of the Chicago Bulls.

In celebration of their 50th season, the Bulls have maintained their status in the East as one of the teams talked about to contend with the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers. As of press time, their record is 20-12 and they sit three games behind the Cavs for first place in a conference where you can literally be in first place, lose three games, and be out of the playoff seeds, as the Bulls did earlier this year.

It’s still early so standings don’t mean everything, but one thing to harp on has been the play of Jimmy Butler. Butler recently went for 42 points and set a new Chicago record for most points in a half, scoring 40 in the second half. Jimmy has approached his new undisputed star role with slight controversy over comments he has made about fitting into new coach Fred Hoiberg’s system and rumors, both credible and bogus, have swirled about these comments and his relationship with Derrick Rose. On a national level, Butler’s emergence has proven sufficient enough to put the one-time All-Star back in the mix, as he was reported as fourth in votes for Guards in the Christmas All-Star voting returns.

Averaging a career high in points and assists currently, Jimmy is the clear go to guy for a Chicago team that has dealt with identity issues all year long. How far he goes will determine how far the Bulls go, as Butler is beginning to become one of those guys in the league who can will his team to wins. Don’t believe me? Check out his 40 in the second half from this past Sunday.

Follow Good if it Goes and I on Twitter @GoodIfItGoes_, @mikeyvick_, and check out the Good Podcast every Thursday.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *