The Chicago Bulls are movin’ on up once again!
Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. For the Bulls, however, it’s been quite refreshing since the league shut down in March. First, John Paxson was reassigned and Gar Forman was let go.
Then, Bulls president and COO Michael Reinsdorf actually performed an external search for GarPax’s replacement. Reinsdorf anded former Denver Nuggets assistant general manager Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley from the Philadelphia 76ers. Karnisovas and Eversley have led a revamped front office, something that was desperately needed.
If these good vibes weren’t enough, the Bulls new front office, led by Karnisovas finally pulled the plug on the failed Jim Boylen era, letting the beleaguered coach go just last week.
Tonight, the good vibes continued – after three straight years drafting seventh in the NBA Draft, the Bulls are moving up. This fall, yes it’s still weird to say that, Chicago will select fourth overall.
Whether the Bulls hold on to the pick or decide to shake up the roster this offseason remains to be seen. Perhaps they’ll land a swingman like Isaac Okoro, a big man like James Wiseman or Obi Toppen. Maybe they’ll end up with LaMelo Ball, a dynamic playmaker.
It’s possible that they could use the pick to move up or down or package with someone like Zach LaVine to chase a star. What is exciting is it appears that we finally have a front office that we can trust.
What we do know is that these are not the old Chicago Bulls. This is a new day in the Windy City and the good vibes train rolls forward!