As the offseason nears, it is clear that the Chicago Bulls need to make some moves. After being one of only two teams that did not make a move at the trade deadline, the other of which being the Miami Heat, who are on a tear in the playoffs.
Currently, the Bulls are in basketball purgatory, where their current roster is not good enough to be a contender but they do not have really any prospects for the future, as two of their three best players are 33 and 34 years old, and they do not own any picks in the 2023 NBA Draft, as well as owing both their 2025 picks to the San Antonio Spurs if they do not finish with a top-10 draft pick.
The Chicago Bulls need to make significant changes to their roster this offseason, but it is important that they do not overpay for new players.
This combination of a lack of future prospects and current contending status forces the need for the Bulls to make meaningful, significant changes to the roster. After two seasons with this current core entact, we’ve more or less seen just how far this group can go.
Whether or not Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley sense the same need for urgency as the fanbase remains to be seen, but reports of conflicting ideologies within the front office seem to indicate the fanbase’s concerns are not falling on deaf ears.
This has led to plenty of mock trades for Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic, including these three that Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley proposed.