Before they can really build a plan for who to add to the 15-man roster for next season, the Chicago Bulls have to figure out the current personnel.
Now that the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a restart plan for the league to resume the season at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, it looks like the 2019-20 run for eight teams is officially over. The Chicago Bulls are one of those eight teams that won’t be participating in any bit of the NBA’s restart plan at Disney World starting late next month.
The lone team from the Eastern Conference that will be participating in the NBA’s season resumption (that currently sits outside of the playoff picture) is the Washington Wizards. Essentially any team in the NBA that was at least seven games out of a playoff spot in either conference was eliminated from coming back to round things out.
In the season’s resumption, there will be nine teams from the East competing and 13 teams from the Western Conference. The Wizards were really the only team that still had a chance to claim the eight seed from the Orlando Magic in the East, but even they don’t have a great shot to make any noise come playoff time.
The likes of the Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, etc. definitely didn’t have much of a shot to make any noise in the playoffs. The Bulls finished out their 2019-20 season with a record of 22-43 through 65 games. Their last game came on March 10, in a home win at the United Center over the Central Division foe Cleveland Cavaliers.
Now that the season is officially over for the Bulls, the new look front office can start making their mark heading into the offseason.
Here’s a deeper look into the three most pressing questions for the Bulls heading into the 2020 offseason.