Bulls players debated showing up for practice in group text
Some players on the Chicago Bulls reportedly pushed the idea of not showing up in the team’s facility on Sunday during a group text exchange.
It’s certainly been a rocky start to the season for the Bulls, who sit at 6-21 on the season and are coming off the worst loss in franchise history after suffering a 133-77 defeat to the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
Things have apparently not gotten much better after today’s practice was called off, with meetings held instead.
“Per multiple sources, players started a group text exchange debating whether to show up at practice facility today. They ultimately decided to show up and told coaching staff they wanted players only meeting, which was followed by the meeting with coaches.”
In a follow-up tweet, it was revealed that the Bulls’ veterans encouraged their teammates to show up, though there were “two or three players” who don’t want to attend the practice.
Per multiple sources, "veterans" were adamant in group text exchange that team show up today and have meetings. There were "two or three players" advocating not showing up.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) December 9, 2018
This is certainly an interesting situation for the team, and it’s one that needs to get better in a hurry if the Bulls want to turn things around and put together a respectable season.
But with all these details suggesting that many in the Bulls organization are struggling to get on the same page, it might be difficult for Chicago to get things headed in the right direction.
The Bulls will return to the court on Monday against Sacramento.