Chicago Bulls: 5 step successful 2019 offseason plan

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2. Rebuild Image League-wide

Admittedly, they cannot fix this one in a single off-season. The stories of other team’s players mocking the Bulls are old hat. The excoriation of the front office by the Van Gundys (plural) was more telling than anyone wants to admit. Both brothers are active in NBA circles, if they are freely expressing these opinions about the Bulls, there is a good chance they are not alone in the sentiment.

After a rough start to his tenure, Head Coach Jim Boylen began winning players over. The Bulls decided to reward him with an extension. That decision may come back to haunt them if there is not marked improvement across the board with this team. Health is always a factor, but Boylen has to show a better feel for his team and game situations.

What cannot happen is another reckless firing. Fred Hoiberg got four years, but never a roster that fit his system. Now Boylen is expected to win with players that were scouted as fits for his predecessor. Notice a pattern? They have made their bed with Boylen, they need to do everything possible to make sure he has the best team he can put on the floor.

It is not so much that should ride it out with everyone. Their moves just need to reflect a concerted effort, not just spaghetti thrown at the wall. One of the biggest questions hanging over this group’s collective head is how good can they be? Another question that cannot be answered in an off-season.