Chicago Bulls: 3 players most likely to be cut before free agency

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A lot of changes could be on the way for the Chicago Bulls this offseason, including a number of players cut ahead of this cycle of free agency.

The ever-changing landscape of this Chicago Bulls rebuild heading into its fourth year is going to continue to be tumultuous heading into the holiday season. It’s almost time where the Bulls can finally start working on getting their 2020 NBA Draft strategy straightened out, and a foundation built for the next step for this rebuild via the trade and free agency routes.

With the NBA Finals concluding last weekend, with the top-seed (out of the Western Conference) Los Angeles Lakers toppling the five-seed Miami Heat and former Bulls star Jimmy Butler in a six game series, the offseason has officially arrived for all 30 teams. This will be one of the most unusual offseasons that NBA fans have ever seen.

Bulls fans might be witnessing the craziest offseason they’ve seen since former general manager Jerry Krause wasn’t willing to bring back the likes of legendary trio of head coach Phil Jackson, shooting guard Michael Jordan, and forward Scottie Pippen, during the lockout in 1999. The Bulls have changed so much in this organization from the top-down so far this offseason, and the retooling of this team is likely far from over.

Management/ownership has now hired Arturas Karnisovas to take over as the lead voice in the front office, and Marc Eversley to take over as the general manager. Karnisovas and Eversley then promptly got rid of former Bulls head coach Jim Boylen. And they replaced Boylen with the former Oklahoma City Thunder and Florida Gators hoops head coach Billy Donovan.

More coaching staff changes are soon to be on the way too, after Donovan parted ways with four assistants earlier in the week.

With this cycle of free agency looming, which changes could the Bulls make to the roster heading into the 2020-21 season? Here’s a look into three current Bulls players that could be cut ahead of the start of this cycle of free agency.