Chicago holds steady in latest Bleacher Report’s weekly NBA power rankings

The Chicago Bulls have held steady in the latest Bleacher Report’s weekly NBA power rankings, maintaining their position at No. 26 overall. Just behind the Houston Rockets, and just ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers, the Bulls are ranked about where we would expect given their play last week.

Per Andy Bailey, the mind behind the power rankings, the “Bulls seem pretty much locked into ninth and the bottom half of the play-in tournament. And if they keep getting performances from Ayo Dosunmu like the one he delivered on Thursday, they might have an outside shot to escape those elimination games.”

“The Bulls lost to the red-hot Houston Rockets, but the 24-year-old had 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting,” he adds.

“And over his last 18 games, he’s averaged 17.9 points, 5.6 assists and 2.6 3s, while shooting 42.7% from deep,” recounts Bailey.

No complaints from us on this assessment — it both reflects the precariousness of Chicago’s recent success without negating it — but we’ll try not to get our hopes up about the play-in tournament.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire