Chicago Bulls Future as Unstable as Ever
After barely cracking the NBA Playoffs on the final day of the regular season, the Chicago Bulls gave the one-seeded Boston Celtics quite a fight through the first two games of the series before losing four straight and being consequently eliminated.
Now that the season is a wrap, not much is known about the direction of the mess that is the Chicago Bulls. Head Coach Fred Hoidberg appears to be returning, while the Bulls seem to want to bring Rajon Rondo back for at least one more year thanks to the team option on his contract.
It is unknown what Dwyane Wade will do next year. He still has a player option with the Bulls, but he also made it clear that he can still ring chase if he really wants to.
As for the franchise’s centrepiece, Jimmy Butler, the franchise gave no information on where they stand with their superstar on Wednesday.
“We’ve got a lot of guys under contract,” said John Paxson, the executive vice president of basketball operations who was joined by general manager Gar Forman. “The landscape is such that to make significant change right now will be difficult.”
Whether Butler is part of the Bulls future or not, well this is what Paxson had to say:
“You always have to keep things open”.
Playoff team or not, the toxic environment inside the Bulls organization may force Butler to eventually hope to find his way out of the city. Until then, the Bulls are about to begin yet another long offseason.