To help improve the Chicago Bulls roster and cap sheet this offseason, where could Arturas Karnisovas look for a potential trade deal?
The hire of the former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas by the Chicago Bulls to be their next lead executive in the front office was a major splash hiring that sparked the hoops news cycle in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic last month. Karnisovas’ official title with the Bulls will be the executive vice president of basketball operations.
Karnisovas is set to replace the Bulls former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson, as essentially the lead voice in the front office. He also hired former Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley to replace former general manager Gar Forman to takeover in that same role.
Now that GarPax is out of the way in the Windy City, the new look Bulls front office can figure out where they want the direction of this rebuild to go. The roster construction and coaching staff are in the hands of executives like Eversley and Karnisovas (Karneversley?).
All options should be on the table to figure out how the Bulls will reconstruct this rebuild to find a more successful path to go down. The Bulls didn’t make all these big splash moves in the front office to have more of the same collapsing rebuild heading into its fourth year.
But where can this new look Bulls front office regime look to find answers to redirect this rebuild? An area where Karnisovas would be rather familiar is with his former team.
Here’s a look into three possible trade packages that Karnisovas and the Bulls could construct with the Nuggets.