A season that started with hopes as high as title aspirations has ended early once again for the Chicago Bulls.
Thibodeau on the offseason: "We were short-handed this year, but we're positioned well. ... How we surround Derrick will be critical."— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 30, 2014
Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and midseason signee D.J. Augustin were then left to carry most of the load in dragging the Bulls to the postseason. And they showed a ton of grit in doing so.
Thibodeau: "The foundation is in place. We have great character on the team."— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) April 30, 2014
Ultimately, they were unable to overcome their extreme deficiencies on offense and were overwhelmed by a younger, more talented Washington Wizards team.
Addressing this roster's inability to score is of paramount importance for Chicago's front office. And there are a few ways to attack the issue head-on.