The cap sheet for the Chicago Bulls isn’t all that messy, but there are problem areas that the front office needs to clean up heading into the future.
Once again, a regular season run for the Chicago Bulls under the direction of former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman didn’t pan out too well. This really shouldn’t be a fact that too many in this fan base are shocked about by now.
But the Bulls finally made the necessary moves from the top-down to reshape the front office, and hopefully do the same to the coaching staff. There’s piece of the coaching staff that should remain in tact, like potentially with assistant coaches Chris Fleming and Roy Rogers. Letting go of current head coach Jim Boylen would be a move that’s popular with pretty much all of the fan base, though.
There’s also pieces of the current roster that most fans would not be disappointed to see go. Overpaid players, underachieving young talents, and a lack of a true star presence are all the faults that led to the Bulls missing the playoffs for the third straight year. They didn’t get very close either.
Entering the novel coronavirus pandemic induced NBA season hiatus back in mid-March, the Bulls rounded up with a record of 22-43 through 65 games. They won’t be part of the NBA’s 22-team restart plan, with games planned to start on July 31 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. The Eastern Conference will only have one team currently outside the playoff picture competing at Disney World late next month.
There’s a lot of blame to go around for why the Bulls fall where they did this season. The previous front office regime deserves a lot of the brunt of that responsibility for failure in the third year of the rebuild. That’s why former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas was brought aboard as the new lead executive to fix this rebuild. What can he do to help the roster construction at hand starting this offseason?
Here’s a look into the three current Bulls players that are most undeserving of the contracts that they hold?