Chicago Bulls: Four moves to fix direction of the franchise

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With the Chicago Bulls coming off of another lost season, here are four moves to fix this team

There’s no denying the fact that ever since Derrick Rose tore his ACL, the Chicago Bulls franchise has been equivalent to a roller coaster ride at Six Flags. The Bulls haven’t been to the Eastern Conference Finals since the 2010-2011 season and have failed to pass the second round of the playoffs the last five times the team has made the playoffs.

To make things worse, over the last two years, the Bulls have won just 49 games over the last two seasons. Over the last few years, some of the moves that the Bulls have made in the offseason have clearly been the ones that this team is now regretting.

When the Bulls shipped out Derrick Rose in the summer of 2016, there seemed to be no logic behind such a move. A year later, when the front office shipped out Jimmy Butler, it sent the franchise into a rebuild. Fast forward three years later and the Bulls continue to go backwards instead of forwards.

For the fans, while a simple solution to the problem may be to fire Gar Forman and John Paxson, keep in mind that the goal should be to replace them with someone better. So you won’t find that in this article.

The Bulls have some young pieces and good building blocks in place, but how exactly will this franchise get back on track? Forman and Paxson aren’t going anywhere, which means the Bulls will need to be fixed under their guidance. As the Bulls head into another offseason, what are some moves that this team will need to make to get back to relevancy?