Three key building blocks did emerge for the Chicago Bulls during the course of a really disappointing 2019-20 regular season.
Putting together a more respectable team for the 2019-20 regular season looked to be an attainable goal at the outset of Training Camp and the preseason. A good string of free agent signings and a successful 2019 NBA Draft put the Chicago Bulls in good position to vastly improve their record heading into the third year of the rebuild.
When John Paxson and Gar Forman made the moves to sign combo guard Tomas Satoransky, center Luke Kornet, and forward Thaddeus Young, it looked as if this team was headed in the right direction. Picking up point guard Coby White and big man Daniel Gafford with their two picks in the 2019 NBA Draft also helped to bolster the Bulls roster throughout the offseason.
However, moves like extending head coach Jim Boylen unnecessarily and keeping the front office as the status quo diminished a lot of the progress that the Bulls could’ve made this season. The coaching staff and front office personnel, as it is now, isn’t doing this team any favors. Boylen is also pretty widely considered one of the worst head coaches in the NBA.
There needs to be change enacted this summer, but the Bulls have to identify what the most valuable parts of the roster, coaching staff, and front office are in order to make the proper shakeups. The Bulls should know that front office personnel like Doug Collins, Paxson, and Forman aren’t helping out at all. And Boylen needs to go ASAP.
Here’s a deeper look into the three definitive bright spots for the Chicago Bulls in the midst of a true letdown 2019-20 regular season under head coach Jim Boylen.