Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations, Arturas Karnisovas, sat down before the Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets game for a rare media session.
Before the season started, Karnisovas stated, “Preserving cap room for next summer and using this season to look at our roster and evaluate and see what the long-term goals will be following this season,” via K.C Johnson of NBC Sports.
At first, Bulls fans were curious as to what the future held for star players like Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen. The vice president made it seem like no one was safe from being traded or released into free agency in his evaluation period.
Now, nearing the all-star break of the season, Karnisovas dropped some hints as to what the future of the Chicago Bulls could look like.
The Bulls have a jam-packed schedule in the second half of the season and they currently sit in tenth place in the Eastern Conference, just two games behind the New York Knicks, who hold the fourth place spot.
The former Lithuanian basketball player showed his commitment to the Bulls by rattling off several team and player statistics to the press, evidential of an improving Bulls team.
From there, he spoke only good things about the team and its star players like LaVine and Markkanen, and the rest of the team. Here are the essential takeaways from the quotes he shared with the press on Monday night.