The Chicago Bulls took a loss on Monday as they lost 150-126 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to a new report by Joe Cowley, Chicago Sun Timesthere was a “burst” between the players at halftime of this match, and this is not the first time something like this has happened in the 2022-23 season.
Sources said the Timberwolves loss caused an explosion among the players at halftime, causing the Bulls coaches to enter the locker room while they were talking outside. The source said this is the second time. The other was right after a game.
— Joe Cowley (@JCowleyHoops) 20 December 2022
The report was confirmed by NBC Sports Chicago’s KC Johnson, adding quite a bit of detail: Several players were disappointed with the team’s All-Star guard Zach LaVine, who is in his first year of maximum contract extension who will pay him some. more than $215 million over the next five years.
can confirm @JCowleyHoops The tweet that the Timberwolves loss resulted in a strong exchange of players at halftime caught the attention of these coaches. Sources said multiple teammates were disappointing at Zach LaVine and the situation was intensifying.
— KC Johnson (@KCJHoop) 20 December 2022
Earlier in the day, The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Darnell Mayberry said, “The Bulls held multiple team meetings to resolve their issues, which included one-on-one, face-to-face meetings.” between [DeMar] DeRozan and LaVine” have stated that the two have “strong mutual respect for each other.” And although an incident during the Minnesota game was not brought up, LaVine spoke to The Athletic about how this year has been.
“There’s a certain level of frustration with people trying to figure out what we can do to fix the ship,” LaVine said. “I think with the players we have, we’re trying to put it on top of each other to fix the ship. We have these types of guys, we each have this type of mindset where we were the number one choices on a team before and then we all got together. Not one person will. It will take us all as one unit. I think that’s what the guys are trying to figure out how to help the group.”
With the Bulls trailing 71-65 at halftime, the Timberwolves escaped with points in the second half. With the loss to Minnesota, Chicago dropped to 11-18 for the year. It’s the team’s fourth loss in a row and the seventh in their last nine games, and has taken a step back this season while placing 11th in the Eastern Conference qualifiers and out of one game. the team that won 46 matches last year and placed 6th in the conference.