Bulls move up in latest Bleacher Report weekly NBA power rankings

The Chicago Bulls have moved up in Bleacher Report’s weekly NBA power rankings after having won two of their last three games this week. The uptick in good play from the dinged-up Bulls roster has them taking a jump up the weekly analysis of the NBA’s status quo. With it, Chicago jumps from No. 20 overall last week to No. 19 for this one, per B/R analyst Andy Bailey.

“Let’s spend a little time on the Andre Drummond resurgence that really hasn’t gotten enough attention this season,” writes Bailey. “The 30-year-old started alongside Nikola Vucevic in Wednesday’s double-overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and went for 26 rebounds, 17 points and three blocks in 36 minutes.”

“Since Christmas, Drummond is averaging a double-double in just over 20 minutes per game,” he adds. “And after Wednesday’s win, he’s been on the right side of the plus-minus ledger in five of Chicago’s last six games.”

Whether the Bulls can maintain this level of play through to the end of the 2023-24 regular season is another story, but a little positive reinforcement certainly can’t hurt the confidence of the youth movement behind it.

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