The Chicago Bulls have been through its fair share of ups and downs. It’s our first look at the Bulls franchise without a proclaimed leader. Bulls fans find it hard to cope with the Jimmy Butler trade after recovering from the Derrick Rose trade sting. However, not everything is bad news for Bulls fans. Let’s take a look at some of the Bulls biggest wins and mistakes so far this season.

WIN

Drafting Lauri Markkanen

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The Bulls made a hard choice letting go of Butler after Dwyane Wade opted in for his second year. Chicago hosted a failed experiment with Rajon Rondo, Wade, and Butler a year after letting go of Rose. A rebuild was an obvious decision to be made, and the Bulls took a great rookie to build with. With the Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis drama going on, that has one in the hospital and the other suspended, this could’ve easily been a loss if it didn’t clear the way for Lauri Markkannen.

Currently, Markkanen is averaging 16 PTS, 9 REBS on 45% FG and 44% 3PT in 33 minutes. Lauri set an NBA record for most 3-pointers in the first three games of an NBA career with 10.

This rookie has looked impressive and currently has a better case for Rookie of the Year then the fan favorite Dennis Smith Jr. The Bulls steered away from three-pointers last year but move closer to modern NBA shooting with Lauri. This rookie shows a glimmer of hope for fans and the Bulls future.

Hey Lauri, you’re my new favorite player because of this 😂💀(Fizolanydn/Twitter)

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LOSE

Giving away Jordan Bell for Cash

Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle

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