Since the laws that govern time and space won’t let the Chicago Bulls turn back the clock on what has been a disastrous start to the 2013-14 NBA season, they must use the spirit of the new year to muster up the resolve to turn things around.
This team is still searching for an identity since Derrick Rose went out for another campaign.
Part of that may be due to how the team was assembled over the summer.
In an interview with Sam Smith on the team’s NBA.com blog, general manager Gar Forman stated that this current crop was specifically tailored for the return of their superstar—as opposed to last season, when the assumption was that Rose would not be playing at all.
Granted, the core of this team has dealt with this adversity before, but a slew of Bulls have not.
But it doesn’t pay to dwell on the past; these players have to snap out of their funk and get back to the hard-nosed basketball for which they’re known and feared.
This team has winning pieces in place, and by sticking to these five New Year’s resolutions, happy days can return.
Note: All statistics accurate as of December 26, 2013.