The Chicago Bulls are currently the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference, and there's no question that they are a contending team. The front office has done well to surround Zach LaVine with elite players such as DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball, and their decisions are clearly paying dividends.
While the Eastern Conference has a lot of elite teams, such as the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. There's no doubt that Eastern Conference has gotten stronger this year. Notably, the Philadelphia 76ers just added James Harden to their squad by trading away a Ben Simmons-centered package.
It is clear that the Chicago Bulls will have a tough road in the playoffs if they want to get to the NBA Finals. However, it seems as though Zach LaVine has the utmost confidence in his squad. LaVine has recently claimed that a healthy Bulls team is the best team in the Eastern Conference.
Zach LaVine: “When we get heathy and we do what we’re supposed to do, I don’t see anybody better than us in the East.”
There is no question that the Chicago Bulls have a lot of talent on their roster. They have a dynamic wing duo in Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan, with a former All-Star at center in Nikola Vucevic. On top of that, they have some elite defensive stoppers in Alex Caruso and Lonzo Ball. They're a top-tier, well-rounded team, that can do it all on both ends of the floor.
The Chicago Bulls should be healthy for the playoffs, and they will be difficult for anyone to beat in a 7-game series. Hopefully, we see them make a deep playoff run. Zach LaVine's scoring ability will be crucial for them during the playoffs, and hopefully, we see him shine in his first playoff appearance this year.