4 Bulls Playing Their Final Season in Chicago

As the Chicago Bulls finish the remainder of their 2023-24 NBA schedule, don't be surprised if these four players aren't back in the Windy City next season.

The 2023-24 NBA season is like DeMar DeRozan's last in Chicago.
The 2023-24 NBA season is like DeMar DeRozan's last in Chicago. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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3. C Andre Drummond

After averaging 6.0 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 60.6% from the field last season, Andre Drummond picked up his $3.36 million player option to stick with the Bulls for the 2023-24 campaign.

Although he isn't as nearly as accurate (56.0%) as last year), Drummond has been solid this year, putting up 8.0 points and 8.5 rebounds while playing 16.5 minutes per contest. He's even tallied 10 double-doubles and continues to prove that he's one of the league's best rebounders, proven when he racked up 25 boards against the Atlanta Hawks on Dec. 26 — the second-most rebounds by any player this season.

Having said that, the next few months are likely Drummond's last with the Bulls. For starters, the 30-year-old big man reportedly drew plenty of interest ahead of the deadline, showing him that he does have options outside of the Windy City.

Secondly, Drummond is slated to become a free agent this offseason. Centers can break down faster than smaller players and the former UConn Huskie isn't getting any younger, so there's a decent chance that he's going to test the open market whether it's because he's looking for a bigger payday or wants to join a legitimate championship contender.