The Chicago Bulls are a shell of what they were a year ago, but somehow have mostly the same roster make-up.
Obviously, the missing piece right now is Lonzo Ball, who very well could be shut down for the year pretty soon. But other than Ball, this team still features the main guys who led the Bulls to a once-time seat in first place last season.
Playing as inconsistently as they have all season, the Bulls still maintain the belief that they have more than enough to win with, at least according to head coach Billy Donovan.
The Bulls’ coach seems intent on keeping this roster where it’s at and riding it out, stating that the team just “isn’t desperate enough,” despite having what he thinks is the talent to make a playoff run.
Whether or not Donovan believes this roster is good enough, though, is irrelevant. If the front office wants to make a move, they’ll do so, and one rumored move as of late includes swing man Alex Caruso.
Marc Stein and Jake Fischer believe the Chicago Bulls would ask for two first-round picks for Alex Caruso
It sounds absolutely crazy because it is. The Bulls getting a pair of first-round picks for Caruso would be a dream.
Sure, he’s one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, if not one of the best overall, on-ball defenders. His tenacity and effort changes the course of games at times. But, the fact is, Caruso isn’t even a starter.
The Bulls might have a hard time getting a pair of first-round picks for a couple of their key starters at this point, let alone for a sixth man.
If Chicago’s brass thinks they’ll get a return like that for Caruso, they might as well hand in their resignations now. Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley are bright basketball minds, but an ask like this would be hilarious and downright off-base.
Who are we kidding, though. The Bulls will likely stand pat at the deadline, not make any moves and ride this roster right into the play-in tournament, with a first round exit.