Chicago Bulls: Player grades for the 2020-2021 season

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The Chicago Bulls have officially been eliminated from playoff contention for the fourth straight year.

The year could be deemed as a success including the additions of many valuable assets like Billy Donovan, Arturas Karnisovas, Marc Eversley, and Nikola Vucevic.

The players, however, could use some inside speculation.

It goes without saying that each player should be evaluated as the team with the 11th best record in the Eastern Conference.

The team ranked as the 21st best offense in the league and the 14th best defense by the end of the season. At one point, the Bulls had a bottom-three ranked defense in the league and a top-four ranked offense. Something has to change roster-wise.

There are many players that may not return for next season. However, the definite returners are Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic, Al-Farouq Aminu, Patrick Williams, Coby White, and Troy Brown Jr.

The rest of them could be working in free agency as the front office figures out what to do.

Lauri Markkanen already mentioned that he will “test the waters in free agency” this offseason as a restricted free agent.

Without veering too much off track, it is always interesting to evaluate the players after a mildly successful season, increasing their win percentage by 7.3 percent from last season.

IMPORTANT: Devon Dotson, Cristiano Felicio, Adam Mokoka, and Al-Farouq Aminu will not be evaluated due to their lack of playing time.