When the Chicago Bulls went all-in in 2021, adding Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso over the span of a few months, they were trying to win. And for the first half of the 2021-22 season, they did. But since Ball went down with an injury (which he still hasn’t returned from), they’ve been painfully average.
However, despite the fact that they’ve been unable to break out of the Play-In race in two years, the Bulls failed to make any moves at this year’s trade deadline – for the third season in a row. They’ve been relatively competitive since a rough start to the year, but still not at the level a franchise of their caliber should want to achieve.
The Chicago Bulls Central YouTube channel recently discussed this point, noting that while the Bulls have been better than some might think, it still isn’t good enough.
Heading into the offseason, the Bulls will have some huge decisions to make about the future of their franchise.