Whenever the NBA offseason finally opens, the Chicago Bulls should get aggressive in rebuilding the roster.
This has been an interesting time for sports fans. As of this moment, the NBA is preparing for a return around late July in some fashion. Will the Chicago Bulls be involved? That has yet to be determined.
The league may jump right into the playoffs, and if that’s the case, the Bulls are out and the offseason begins. But, as the NHL recently decided, maybe the NBA does some type of play-in for the bottom two or three seeds in each conference. If that happens, maybe somehow the Bulls matter — or maybe not. Like I said, right now, it’s still a little bit up in the air.
Regardless of when the offseason officially starts for the Bulls, fans can rest assured that this will be a different offseason than recent ones.
The team hired Arturas Karnisovas to be their Vice President of Basketball Operations, formerly and most recently with the Denver Nuggets. He comes in and replaces John Paxson as the one who makes basketball decisions and will have total control.
As a fan, I am hoping that Karnisovas decides to make some immediate moves in efforts to further the Bulls’ rebuild process. I have a hard time believing he won’t make some roster moves and maybe prolong the rebuild a bit longer — but this time, he’s going to do a much better job than Paxson and Gar Forman; at least that’s the hope.
As it stands, I think the only players I would consider 100 percent unmovable are Zach LaVine, Coby White and Wendell Carter Jr. There are three key players I think the Bulls should try moving once the offseason kicks off later this year, though, and each one would present its own victory.