The Chicago Bulls are one of the underrated free agent destinations in the league heading into the offseason. This is an important offseason for a team looking to change its fortune in the Eastern Conference. Chicago narrowly missed the postseason, finishing two games behind the Charlotte Hornets for the final spot in the play-in tournament.
We saw the Bulls be a bit aggressive at the trade deadline. They brought in Nikola Vucevic in a trade with the Orlando Magic. That was a move to add an impact performer in the front-court. Vucevic still has two years left on his deal and is part of the future in Chicago. He adds more star power along with Zach LaVine, who has turned into one of the best scorers in the league. There were rumors of LaVine being dealt at the trade deadline, but Chicago decided to hang onto its star.
Lauri Markkanen is another name that has been thrown around in rumors. This seems like the more likely of the options when it comes to big trades coming out of Chicago.
The Bulls brought Billy Donovan in to be the head coach prior to last season. That was a move to attempt to bring basketball back to Chicago. Now, it is about putting the right pieces in place on the court. This offseason is a chance for the Bulls to add some more pieces that can help them get back to the playoffs.
Chicago has a rich history and it is time that it gets back to competing. The Bulls will have some room in the offseason and some options on the trading block.
When it comes to free agency, these three players could be high on the radar for the Bulls.