The Chicago Bulls can be infuriating, one night ripping apart the Miami Heat and then getting ripped apart by the likes of the Phoenix Suns. When the Bulls are bad, they can be pretty bad, which raises the question, "Is it coaching or personnel that leads to the struggles?"
The first thing that's worth asking is, how "Jekyll and Hyde" are the Bulls? To determine that, I added the average margin of victory in wins to the average margin of defeat in losses, which gives a kind of "Jekyll and Hyde" rating. The higher the difference, the more inconsistent a team is, being really good or really bad.
Surprisingly, the Bulls are the 10th-best team according to this kind of rating. Also, bear in mind that "consistent" can mean consistently bad, losing big often, while winning narrowly often. For example, the three most "consistent" teams are Cleveland, Washington and Charlotte.
Among teams with winning records, the Bulls are, along with the Knicks, the fifth most consistent team with a 19.3-point swing between the average win and average loss. Here are the complete rankings.
Team MOL MOV Total Rank
Cleveland Cavaliers -9 ...
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