Chicago Bulls: 3 players who benefit most from Karnisovas hire

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A lot more benefit will come than detriment to the Chicago Bulls current players from the recent hiring of Arturas Karnisovas as the lead executive.

John Paxson and Gar Forman are officially no longer the most powerful voices in the Chicago Bulls front office.

Last week, the Bulls made the move to let Forman see the door out of the Windy City after more than 20 years with the organization. Forman was brought aboard as a scout with the Bulls organization in the late 1990’s, and worked his way all the way up to the general manager role in 2009. He was one of the longest tenured general managers in recent memory in the NBA.

Moreover, Paxson looks like he will be reassigned to a much smaller role within the Bulls organization. He should be taking on more of a senior advisor role as the Reinsdorfs in essence hand the keys of the front office over to the new executive VP of basketball operations.

Former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas was hired earlier this month to be the Bulls next lead executive to head up the front office. He was a good hire for Jerry Reinsdorf and team president Michael Reinsdorf, especially given how much change was needed in the midst of the third year of the rebuild.

This rebuild was looking like it was headed on a road to nowhere under the direction of GarPax. The Reinsdorfs might have made a move that saved the rebuild before it truly collapsed on itself.

A lot of Bulls players that still have a lot of promise on the current roster could benefit big time from the front office changes.

Here’s a look into the three players that could benefit the most from Arturas Karnisovas taking over as the new lead executive for the Chicago Bulls.