4 Bulls Who Won't Be Back in 2024

These Chicago Bulls players may have played their final game with the team.
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The Chicago Bulls are coming off yet another disappointing season. Despite choosing to chase the eight-seed once again, they came up short, losing in the Play-In. Their baffling insistence on keeping this roster together continues to frustrate Bulls fans.

Even though the Bulls front office would keep this roster forever if it was up to them, they are going to have to make some changes this offseason. It probably will not be the changes fans are hoping for but they still have pending free agents and trade candidates that they need to make decisions on. Here are the four likeliest Bulls to head elsewhere this summer.

DeMar DeRozan

DeRozan has been the Bulls' best player over the last couple of seasons. He has exceeded all expectations since being signed to a three-year deal back in 2021. He made two All-Star appearances and carried this team offensively through significant injuries and misfortunes.

Now, his contract is expiring this summer and it behooves the Bulls to let him walk. Whether they will, however, is another question.

Chicago desperately needs to enter a new era. They are nowhere near being a serious playoff team. They are aging, expensive, and mediocre. Giving 34-year-old DeRozan a multi-year deal worth over $30 million annually is not the way to get out of this mediocrity.

The Bulls need to hit rock bottom and rebuild through the draft. Not retaining DeRozan needs to be the first step in that process.