Chicago Bulls: 3 Players who will be gone by next season

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Chicago Bulls, Daniel Theis
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The Chicago Bulls’ playoff chances look grim and this offseason will be important to round out the roster they started to create just before the trade deadline. Who will be left off next season’s roster?

The Chicago Bulls have some players that may be gone by the start of next season.

The Bulls vice president of operations Arturas Karnisovas and their general manager Marc Eversley have been working hard on this roster. They made two blockbuster trades the day of the trade deadline.

Notably, they acquired Eastern Conference all-star Nikola Vucevic and defensive big man Daniel Theis from the Boston Celtics. Both have been uber-productive for the Bulls since they joined the Bulls’ squad.

The Bulls, however, have yet to figure out how to win games with them. They lost their long-held 10th place in the Eastern Conference playoff picture and now sit in 12th place.

The Bulls are 26-39 on the season with seven games left to play. They sit four games behind the Washington Wizards, who currently hold the final spot in the play-in tournament.

According to Daniel Greenberg, the Bulls still have a 31.9 percent chance to snag the fourth pick in the next NBA draft, meaning they would retain the pick they traded to the Orlando Magic for Vucevic.

The bottom line is that the Bulls roster still needs help. They are still a below-average defense, ranking 18th in opponent points per game. Without Zach LaVine in the lineup, the Bulls have dropped down to the 21st ranked offense in the NBA. At one point, the Bulls were the fourth-ranked offense in the NBA, scoring 115.7 points per game by the end of January.