Bulls slipped to defeat on Saturday which leaves them 1-2.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has admitted that he “isn’t playing well right now” after another disappointing performance in Philadelphia.
The Bulls suffered their second defeat of the season with a 107-104 loss against the 76ers, despite holding a significant lead heading into the third quarter.
Rose went 4 for 14 from the field on Saturday night and turned over the ball eight times including five in the fourth quarter, which was a contributing factor to the eventual loss.
“You can call it whatever you want to call it. I would have to [say] I’m not playing well right now,” he said according to ESPN.
“For me, just continue to go out there and take the shots that they’re giving me. I told you, I’m going to wait but I’m going to have that breakthrough game.”
Rose was in impressive form during the pre-season schedule which led many to believe that he would return to his best this year.
However, his early struggles have raised doubts over that, while coach Tom Thibodeau insists that it is a team matter as their starting five have barely played together.
Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich missed significant parts of pre-season with various injuries, and Thibodeau believes that things will continue to improve when the team becomes more familiar with their movements.
However, the 25-year-old point guard insists that he would “blame tonight on me”, although he believes that if he continues to work hard in practice that his shots will come and his performance level and numbers will improve.
The Bulls will be hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of Saturday night when they take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, although it is apparent that there are a few areas that need improving ahead of the clash with their Eastern Conference rivals.