Is it time to break up the Bulls Big 3?

Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Suffering yet another disappointing end to their season, the Chicago Bulls have dropped a closely-contested 102-91 game in the Play-In Tournament to the Miami Heat. After their success last year, they unsuccessfully failed to make a repeat postseason appearance to secure a rematch against the Milwaukee Bucks.

With an utterly confusing season now coming to an end, the question now must be asked, where do we go from here? After posting a 14-9 record following the All-Star Break, there’s definitely something to build upon here, as seen in the rare glimmers of potential with the current construction of this iteration of the Bulls.

However, many questions remain as to what this roster is going to look like next year with most notably, Coby White entering restricted free agency while starting center Vucevic becoming is also set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Does the front office re-sign Vucevic and commit more resources to a regrettable trade? Do they conduct a sign and trade for a defensive-minded center? Or do they let the former All-Star walk and lose the assets for nothing whilst the Orlando Magic may still reap the rewards from that trade.

Now that their season is over, the Chicago Bulls will have to address the viability of their Big 3 moving forward.

Whatever god you pray to Bulls Nation, get to it because we NEED that pick to fall within the top four to retain it, if the pick falls out of the top four, it won’t feel great.

But don’t worry, we can all come together and reminisce about the Lonzo Ball/DeMar/LaVine 1 seed that happened not so long ago.

Let’s look forward to the upcoming offseason, it is one of the most intriguing and pivotal in recent history, and what they do here will determine the direction of the franchise for the future.

The biggest question surrounds a divisive player mentioned earlier, Nikola Vucevic. His impending free agency is fascinating, with this report stating the Bulls’ desire to keep him, however, the center wants to keep all his options open leaving no certainty for him to return.

A clear offensive talent in a team full of them, a not-so-great defensive big man in a team that needs one. Do we see Vooch back in the Windy City and run the core back?

I’m just going to leave this quote from Albert Einstein here: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

See you at the lottery Bulls fans!

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