Chicago Bulls: 3 biggest concerns heading into next season

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The Chicago Bulls enter the 2018-19 season with excitement, but also some concerns.

The Chicago Bulls 2017-2018 season did not go well. Not that anyone ever expected it to go well, but they were even bad at being bad.   The goal entering last year was to allow the young core of Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine, and Kris Dunn get significant playing time together.

Wins and losses were never going to be the metric by which success was measured. In fact, although they wouldn’t openly admit it, the front office was shooting for the highest draft pick available.

Instead, the organization was hoping to see steady improvement among their core players, along with having them build some momentum to build on in the future.

Unfortunately, a slew of injuries to both LaVine and Dunn limited the amount of time the core spent on the court together.

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Nevertheless, the Bulls did seem to build some momentum this offseason with a seemingly successful NBA Draft. Both Wendell Carter, Jr. and Chandler Hutchison had very good debuts in the Summer League. The early returns suggest perhaps the Bulls got both of these picks right. They also were a bit splashier in free agency than I thought they would be.

In any event, despite the good vibes this Summer, there are still some fairly big concerns heading into next season. We dive into them below.