The month of February hasn’t been a good one for the Chicago Bulls. With 13 games on the schedule and only four at home, Chicago has gone 4-7 with two more contests to go.
Making matters worse, the Bulls may be without Taj Gibson for at least two weeks as the reserve power forward suffered a strained MCL in the Bulls' 30-point blowout loss on Sunday to the Oklahoma City Thunder, putting even more pressure on starter Carlos Boozer to play and perform at a high level.
The Bulls, as a whole, are thin up front to begin with as Boozer, Joakim Noah and the aforementioned Gibson have logged a majority of the minutes this season at power forward and center. Tom Thibodeau has used veteran center Nazr Mohammed sporadically, and Vladimir Radmanovic – a threat from long range – not at all.
Gibson has been up-and-down this season since signing a $38 million contract extension, although his production has picked up and he’s been averaging 7.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in 22 minutes of action on the floor.
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