Heading into the 2020-21 regular season, the Chicago Bulls cap sheet didn’t look a whole lot different than it did during the prior campaign. Under the direction of former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman, the Bulls had an inconsistent (but not too tied up) cap sheet for the new regime to work with last offseason.
The Bulls ultimately wound up parting ways with the GarPax regime (granted Paxson was just demoted to more of a senior advisor role) in favor of first-year executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and new general manager Marc Eversley. Karnisovas and Eversley didn’t make much noise last offseason on the trade or free agent market, but they did find some good value in the process.
A few of the new contracts that the Bulls handed out last offseason are looking to be solid deals early in this regular season slate. More than a dozen games into this regular season slate, the Bulls are looking much improved under the guidance of first-year head coach Billy Donovan. They currently hold a two-game winning streak and an overall record of 6-8.
We as the Bulls fan base have to value some of the better contracts that Karnisovas and Eversley found last offseason, and even the ones that should be credited back to the GarPax regime. The Bulls will be in a good spot come next offseason, when the still fruitful (granted less than it was a year ago) 2021 free agent class arrives.
Here’s a look into the three best value contracts for the Bulls on the current cap sheet, as it appears at this point of the 2020-21 regular season.