The 15-man roster for the Chicago Bulls should look pretty different next season than it did for most of the 2019-20 campaign.
Due to the precautions surrounding the novel coronavirus that placed the 2019-20 NBA season on hiatus, the road ahead is very foggy. And the Chicago Bulls are one of those teams that are likely to be left on the outside looking in on whatever way the NBA decides to wrap up their season. The Bulls were well outside of the playoff picture before the NBA hiatus started, and they should continue to be once everything starts back up again.
At the start of the hiatus, the Bulls held a record of 22-43. They were well behind the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets to grab one of the final two spots in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. The standings weren’t a friend, though, for the Bulls in any of the three years of the rebuild thus far.
But the rebuild is taking a backseat to the COVID-19 outbreak right now. All of the NBA players that have already tested positive for COVID-19, including stars like Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, and Donovan Mitchell, are taking center stage for the basketball news cycle. There are still other storylines going on in the background, but COVID-19 is obviously stealing the spotlight at the moment.
The Bulls need to find the true direction of this rebuild as they have the time to do so during what looks to be a lengthy NBA hiatus. It could be a while before the COVID-19 pandemic blows off.
Here’s a look into the three players that have likely worn a Chicago Bulls jersey for the last time if the 2019-20 NBA regular season is in fact over for this team once the hiatus is over.