Tony Snell came off the bench against the Kings and played a game-high 41 points and responded with a career-high 24 points on 9 of 11 shooting.
“All that matters is that I’ve got to stay ready,” Snell said. “If I go in, just try to do the best I can. If not, cheer my team on.”
“I’ve been through it last year. It’s nothing new,” Snell said about playing time. “You never know when your name gets called. I’ve got to make sure I’m ready when my name gets called.”
Although the Bulls didn’t have much of a problem scoring against the Kings in the 104-86 win, Snell was the only Bull who was making shots from 3. He was 4 if 6 while the rest of his teammates were a combined 3 of 14.
“I think he’s taking good shots, good rhythm shots,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. “That’s the big challenge: shoot when you should and pass when you should. I like that a lot. He had a great rhythm there and he had a tough matchup, too, when Jimmy went down. Rudy Gay is not an easy guy to guard. That puts enormous pressure on you and I thought he played well on both sides of the ball.”