It's been a tumultuous 48 hours for the Bulls.
After blowing a double-digit lead in the closing minutes to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, Bulls guards Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler called out some teammates and bashed their effort.
On Thursday, Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo took to Instagram to express criticism toward Wade and Butler, using a picture of himself with former teammates Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in the post.
"My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn't pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn't take days off. My vets didn't care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn't blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn't have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn't change the plan because it didn't work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can't win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I'm not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don't deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it's the leadership."
Bulls general manager Gar Forman broke his silence on the latest issues with the Bulls following the team's shootaround on Friday.
Forman: we were extremely disappointed several players chose to speak out. Every team has issues. Important to keep in house. Unacceptable."— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) January 27, 2017
Check out this video for the rest of Forman's comments:
Gar Forman calls Bulls saga unacceptable but doesn't take questions pic.twitter.com/YtHFDnADsx— Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) January 27, 2017