3 Bulls on Thin Ice Heading Into the NBA Draft

The 2024 NBA Draft is just a few days away and these three Chicago Bulls have found themselves on thin ice ahead of this year's festivities.
Andre Drummond is one of three Bulls on thin ice ahead of this year's NBA Draft.
Andre Drummond is one of three Bulls on thin ice ahead of this year's NBA Draft. / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jevon Carter, PG

The Bulls shocked a good chunk of the fanbase when they signed Jevon Carter to a three-year, $20 million contract last offseason. Although the former West Virginia product is a solid NBAer, Chicago wasn't exactly desperate for his services.

Carter wound up appearing in 72 games in his first season with the Bulls, averaging nearly 14 minutes per night. While he had his solid moments now and then, his performance wasn't anything special as he averaged 5.0 points, 1.3 assists, and 0.8 rebounds. His efficiency also declined as his shooting splits dropped from .423/.421/.816 to .378/.329/.571.

With Lonzo Ball potentially returning to the lineup next season, the Bulls don't need Carter. Chicago just acquired Josh Giddey while Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu are under contract for the next two years. Throw a healthy Ball into the mix and there's just no way Carter would see any legitimate playing time.

Besides, Carter — who's making $6.5 million next season — is one of the Bulls' most tradeable contracts this offseason. If they're looking to round out the rotation, chances are that he'll be one of the first names to go — especially if they want to avoid paying his $6.8 million 2025-26 player option.