The way this past season ended for the Chicago Bulls was quite anticlimactic if compared to where the team was in late January.
This was a Bulls team atop the Eastern Conference, with the number one seed in hand, and looking to make a deep playoff run. Unfortunately, the Bulls came back to earth and were ousted in the first round of the postseason.
Now, the offseason is in front of them and it’s all about continuity. Getting this team even more comfortable with each other, along with hopefully getting Lonzo Ball back and healthy before next season, are the priorities.
The first step in the offseason is at the 2022 NBA Draft, where the Bulls currently hold the 18th overall pick and no selections in the second. Could Arturas Karnisovas and company decide to make a deal prior to the draft on June 23?
The Chicago Bulls trade guard Coby White in order to land an additional 2022 NBA Draft pick.
The San Antonio Spurs hold three first-round picks this year, and the Bulls should try to land one of them. One player they could float out in trade discussions is former first rounder Coby White, who failed to impress in the playoffs.
White simply hasn’t fit for a while now, with the Bulls having Lonzo Ball as the starting point guard and 2021 rookie sensation Ayo Dosunmu ascending as a premier backup option. Alex Caruso is also going to absorb a lot of minutes as a reserve guard, and White’s spot in the rotation just might not be there for long.
A fresh start might be the way to go for White, too, who could potentially offer some shooting to the Spurs’ back court. In this mock, the Bulls are able to flip White for the 20th overall pick from San Antonio.
Let’s take a look at who the Bulls take with their first selection.