The season is drawing to a close and the end of the regular schedule is in sight. This is the time that teams look at their positioning and assess what is realistic as far as how high they can advance and what teams they might match up against in the post-season.
The Bulls are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference and would face the New York Knicks if the season ended today. The Bulls schedule seems to be very favorable...with 11 games remaining, the Bulls play 8 games against non-playoff teams. They are within 2 games of Brooklyn in the 4th spot.
The key for the remaining 11 games, however, is for the Bulls to get healthy. This team has not been a streaky team...they have won no more than 3 games in a row, but they have had only one 3-game losing streak all season. So, as the season winds down, I think you will see Tom Thibodeau rest guys to make sure everyone is healthy at season's end.