Why the Bulls have no shot at making the NBA Play-In Tournament

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They are amongst the bottom of the league in total offense

You have to be able to score, especially in today’s NBA where the average total score and points per game is nearing an all-time high. While Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic are two of the premier scorers at their respective positions in the league, the Bulls have really struggled offensively all season long. 

They currently rank 21st in the league in points per game and 20th in total offensive rating. Vucevic and LaVine are combining to average nearly 50 points per game this year, but the rest of this team has really slacked when it comes to pulling their weight. 

Coby White has had a solid season, averaging 14.9 points per game, but other guys like Lauri Markkanen (13.9 PPG), Tomas Satoransky (8.0 PPG) and Denzel Valentine (6.8 PPG) have really struggled on and off during the course of the season with their consistency on the offensive-end of the court. 

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Overall, it just seems like the Bulls do not have enough firepower this year to be able to hold onto leads late in games or even challenge some of the better, playoff-bound teams in this league. With LaVine, Vucevic and White as their three building blocks, the Bulls are definitely headed in the right direction, but they need another offensive threat that they can lean on for production. 

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