The Chicago Bulls made their intentions clear during the 2020-21 season. While they did not make the NBA playoffs or even the play-in games in the Eastern Conference, they showed that they are going for it sooner than later by acquiring Nikola Vucevic at the trade deadline from the Orlando Magic.
The Bulls now have two cornerstones to place in Vucevic and All-Star, Zach LaVine. Now, their goal this offseason will be to build the roster around those two and start climbing the Eastern Conference standings.
Chicago has a good coach in place to help accomplish this in Billy Donovan, who was in a similar situation during parts of his tenure with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He knows how to get the most out of younger, ascending teams.
There are some clear needs on the roster, such as adding depth at the point guard position and on the wing. Coby White and Patrick Williams, the two most recent Bulls’ lottery picks, continuing their development would go a long way in shoring up both spots.
The pieces are there for the Bulls to start improving right away. What else could they do this summer to continue building on that foundation?
Let’s take a look at three bold predictions for the Chicago Bulls this offseason.