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How the Bulls stopped running and stopped winning

if they want to actually be like the Kings, need to pick up the pace

NBA: Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome Will Gottlieb, recently a Bulls writer at The Athletic and a BaB contributor once upon a time -yfbb

The Kings have flipped the narrative of their franchise on its head this year by turbocharging their offense and playing at light speed. They went from last to first in pace over the course of the last year and have one of the quickest offenses after makes, misses and turnover. Meanwhile, the Bulls are middle of the pack and generally walk the ball up, allowing the defense to set up and making life harder than it needs to be.

Like the Kings, the Bulls have a young, athletic roster and if they want to take a similar leap, they’ll need to scrap the slow-down offense and re-invent themselves by maximizing their strengths and running at every chance they get.