For two games, I actually enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls. Those two games happened last week, when they beat the top-seeded Boston Celtics twice at home to open up the first round.
Four games later, the Bulls season is over and done. It’s been a long time coming.
We knew Chicago couldn’t possible be good this season from the moment they signed Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo to join Jimmy Butler in the summer. They could be fine, maybe, and they were just that, finishing the Fc Barcelona Cheap Jerseys year with a 41-41 record that was just barely good enough to sneak into the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg has appeared out of his depth for two seasons now, but he also was hired out of the college ranks known for his pace-and-space offenses. Instead of players who fit that style, the much maligned Chicago front office gave him two non-shooters with star pedigree that he had no choice but to play.
Kupp comes from a football family. His father, Craig, played in the NFL in the 1990s. His grandfather, Jake, is a New Orleans Saints team Hall of Famer from the 1960s. He’s going through a drastically different draft process than, say, his grandfather did.
“He got drafted, and I think he got called,” Kupp said. “Didn’t even know that he was, like, in the draft. It’s a whole different animal.”
Kupp prides himself as a separation-creator and focuses on his hands and blocking ability. An area under extra construction might be “being skinny at the line of scrimmage” and not getting jammed off his routes. Evaluators have focused on that with him, he said.