The Chicago Bulls have been struggling as of late. One of the top teams in the Eastern Conference lost 10 of their last 14 games and is currently in fifth place in the standings.
According to the Bulls head coach Billy Donovan, his teams needs to use center Nikola Vucevic better and take advantage of his skills. He says that guards need to make quick decisions and find the Montenegrin on court.
“I think there’s times we need to move [the ball] better,” coach Billy Donovan said. “There’s times I think we need to find [Vucevic] in those situations because he’s such a good connector from one side of the floor to the other. I think we miss opportunities to do that. It’s something we certainly talked about and we’ve got to be better at.”
“[The guards] definitely miss him, no question,” Donovan said. “He’s a high-level IQ player, and he knows the ones he needs to take and the ones he needs to get off of. It’s more in the heat of the moment, the awareness of making these quick decisions [for our guards].”
This season Vucevic is averaging 18 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 33.4 minutes per game for Chicago.