After three consecutive transaction cycles of indecision from the Chicago Bulls front office, the pressure is mounting and now higher than ever for this team to do something, anything, to get this team back on track. Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley will have their work cut out for them this summer, however, as approximately half of the current roster is set to hit free agency and the Bulls will have no picks in the upcoming draft to replace the current talent.
I’m sure the front office will look to hide behind the fact they had Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on the ropes in the play-in tournament before their incredible postseason run, but attempting to convince us that this Bulls team could replicate anything the Heat have done in these playoffs would be a foolish endeavor. As currently constructed, this team has very serious issues that need addressing in the offseason.
If the Chicago Bulls are to return to contention anytime soon, Arturas Karnisovas can’t be allowed to make any more critical errors.
That being said, just because the Bulls struggled this season and the fans are waiting for change to happen, doesn’t mean we’ll be complacent with any change. AKME dug themselves into a hole when they flipped so many future assets for a team that wasn’t ready to compete yet, so it’s on them to pull this franchise out of the gutter with savvy decision-making.
Starting this summer, their leash has gotten much shorter than it was previously. With the vocal majority of the fanbase no longer on their side, they’ll have to redeem themselves in the court of public opinion by avoiding these three major mistakes in the offseason.