Veteran Bulls players looking to guide young stars


Ben Clanin , Co Sports Editor

 The Chicago Bulls have been in a championship drought for nearly 18 years, but this year’s squad is shaping up to be one of the better Bulls teams in recent history. With the addition of Dwayne Wade and Rajon Rondo this offseason the Bulls got a much needed veteran presence to help guide up and coming stars like Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic.  So far this season the Bulls have put up an 11-10 record, scoring over 100 points in nine of those eleven wins. In this last week the Bulls pulled off a huge win at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a final of 111-105. The scoring was pretty even for the Bulls against the Cavs, Butler scored 26, Wade had 24, and Taj Gibson had a season high 23 points.  

     Another headline this week is that Wade recorded his 5,000 career assist in the loss against the Trailblazers, putting him in an elite class of players. The Bulls took on a very hot team in the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, the Pistons had won four of their last five games going into the game against the Bulls.  Despite Jimmy Butler’s 32 point performance the Bulls dropped their third game in a row.  They will take on the San Antonio Spurs, and DWade’s old team the Miami Heat this week.