The Chicago Bulls exited the first round of the playoffs for the second time in three seasons following their 75-69 loss to the Washington Wizards on Apr. 29.
So why is it that Chicago is on the outside looking in once again?
Is it because the Bulls ran out of the gas after defying the odds all year?
While both of these are valid points, they are only smaller parts of the overall problem.
The primary reason why the Bulls are heading home early is because they are lacking another elite scorer that can take over games in crunch time.
Unfortunately for the Bulls, this has been a lingering issue for the past few seasons.
In fact, to prove my point, let’s take a look back at the last four years of postseason play for this team.