Chicago Bulls: Ranking 3 best contracts on the roster right now

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New lead executive Arturas Karnisovas could find a lot of value on the Chicago Bulls cap sheet if he looks in the right places.

The novel coronavirus pandemic-induced NBA hiatus placed the Chicago Bulls season on hold (likes the other 29 teams) back on March 11, after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive. The Bulls last game played came against the Cleveland Cavaliers at home at the United Center back on March 10.

While it was only around one month ago that the Bulls last played a game at the United Center, it feels like much longer. COVID-19 put the sports world to a grinding halt within the last 30 days.

Given the COVID-19 outbreak and how the NBA season isn’t going to come back at least for the next month, there’s a lot of time for reflection for this Bulls organization that was slipping in the third year of the rebuild. Former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman didn’t get this rebuild going much of anywhere.

That’s why the Bulls made the move earlier this week to land former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas as the next lead executive. The official title that Karnisovas will hold is the executive vice president of basketball operations. And he’s currently in the midst of a search to find their next general manager to replace Forman.

The coaching staff and roster construction will also need work as the Bulls are either going to play a limited role in what happens for the rest of the NBA season, or look forward to the next season entirely. Karnisovas will need to quickly figure out what to do with this young Bulls roster, and the staff led by head coach Jim Boylen.

Here’s a look into the three best contracts on the Chicago Bulls cap sheet right now.