3 positions the Chicago Bulls most desperately need to upgrade

Thaddeus Young, Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
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Thaddeus Young, Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young, Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

If anywhere, what are the positional and rotational needs that the Chicago Bulls front office should address with the most attentiveness?

Entering the 2020 offseason, the Chicago Bulls have a laundry list of items to tackle to try and rejuvenate the rebuild heading into its fourth year. The Reinsdorfs made the move to finally oust the tenured former front office regime that was led by vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman.

Paxson was replaced by the former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas. And then Karnisovas hired former Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley to replace Forman as the Bulls next general manager. Other significant hires Karnisovas made included JJ Polk and Pat Connelly.

The official title for Karnisovas in the Bulls front office will be the executive vice president of basketball operations. He will essentially be the lead executive in the front office now.

The Bulls really didn’t have a good 2019-20 regular season run prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced hiatus from back in mid-March. During the preseason, the Bulls did have expectations to be a potential dark horse playoff contender this season after what looked to be a solid offseason of underrated free agent signings.

But 65 games later and a turnout of three rather disappointing free agents, the Bulls found themselves well outside of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference and left out of the NBA’s restart plan. The Bulls rounded up with a record of 22-43, despite winning their final game back on March 10 over the Cleveland Cavaliers at home.

The NBA’s restart plan will include 22 teams, but only nine of which come out of the East. With that, the Bulls can now officially turn their focus to the 2020 offseason. And they need to do a lot of work with the new front office regime in place.

Here’s a look into the three positional and rotational areas where the Bulls need the most help this offseason.