CSN's Chuck Garfien and Insider Vincent Goodwill discuss the Bulls' injuries and why they need to at least split a two-game Florida road trip this week in the latest Honda Road Ahead, sponsored by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda Dealers.
The Bulls have lost two straight and are on the verge of losing their positioning on the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. In fact, they're only percentage points ahead of the ninth-seeded Detroit Pistons, who have won four straight.
That's why their quick Florida road trip, with upcoming games Tuesday against Miami and Wednesday against Orlando, is crucial. The Bulls are just 11-17 away from the United Center and have lost seven of their last eight road contests.
And with Miami and Orlando are searching for their own playoff positioning, earning at least a split before coming home for a Saturday matchup with James Harden and the Rockets is important for Fred Hoiberg's group.
"They could very well come back home at .500. Miami is jostling for playoff position like the Bulls are, Orlando's on the outside looking in, trying to get in. So with the Bulls missing Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose's status being up in the air for the whole trip, they could very well come back home at .500," Insider Vincent Goodwill said. "If they can sneak out one of these wins and at least stay two games above .500 that will be huge for their morale and their confidence."
See what else Goodwill and Chuck Garfien had to say about the Bulls' injury concerns, as well as that Saturday tilt against the Rockets in the video above.