Chicago Bulls: Projecting early 2019-20 season starting five

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It is still early on, but it is already time to start thinking about how the Chicago Bulls starting five could shape out for next season.

The Chicago Bulls are likely to have a rather quiet off-season, if the past few years and the trends of John Paxson and Gar Forman are any indication. Even though this is one of the franchises in the NBA that need to take a lot of action this summer to get out of this decline it’s in at the moment, the Chicago Bulls front office is likely to stay steady.

Rarely do we see GarPax take the chance for a big trade that actually helps the Chicago Bulls locker room out. The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline deal that GarPax made with the Washington Wizards to acquire wing Otto Porter Jr. for a return of forwards Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis was one of the best we’ve ever seen from the current front office personnel in the Windy City.

However, things could always change and this is a huge crop of free agents looming for the off-season. Just a handful of the big names hitting the free agent market include Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, and Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard.

But, it doesn’t appear that the Chicago Bulls are in the running to any legitimate degree for any of those three aforementioned free agents. It will mostly have to be the NBA Draft and the lower priced free agent targets that the Bulls have to dig into.

Here’s a deeper look into a way-too-early projection for the Chicago Bulls starting five for the start of the 2019-20 regular season.