Chicago Bulls: Realistically ideal 2019 NBA Offseason plan

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With the NBA Draft and free agency coming up, the Chicago Bulls have some major decisions to make with regard to personnel.

With a loaded free agency class, a top-ten draft pick, a young core, and cap space to work with, the Chicago Bulls could move in a number of directions. The Bulls must decide which positions they are going to address and whether to spend near max money or not.

With so many options on the market and in the draft, Bulls fans have been a bit torn with regard to how to spend their draft capital and cap space. The team could look to play it safe with veterans and role players, or they could swing for the fences on high-ceiling prospects and free agent superstars.

The team also must decide what to do with their current roster, including with free agents of their own and saving cap space for the contract extensions of future pieces. Balancing the budget between the future and now is a tough task which must be executed nearly perfectly in order to build a championship roster.

This slideshow will take fans through what a realistically ideal off-season would look like for the Bulls. For this scenario, it will be assumed that the Bulls have $23.9 million in cap space (under the assumption that the NBA decides not to hold Omer Asik‘s cap hit against the franchise). In addition, the players available to Chicago at 7 and 38 in the NBA Draft will be in accordance with the Pippen Ain’t Easy Post-Lottery Mock Draft.