Chicago Bulls: 4 offseason goals for the front office to prioritize

Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan (Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports)
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Now that the season is officially over for the Chicago Bulls, we explore four offseason goals for the front office to prioritize.

The Chicago Bulls almost pulled off the unlikely. Heading into the NBA Play-In Tournament as the 10th seed, the Bulls nearly won two games to qualify as the 8th seed. In the end, it wasn’t meant to be as they blew a late fourth-quarter lead against the Miami Heat in the second and final leg of the PIT.

Now that the offseason is finally here for the Bulls, it’s time for them to analyze where this team stands. But, at least for this team, that will be easier said than done considering there are big questions and concerns that are currently unanswered.

If the Bulls are going to head into next season with the hope of taking a tangible step forward in the Eastern Conference, there are several goals that they will need to hit this offseason. In anticipation of that, we explore four offseason goals that the front office needs to prioritize over the next few months.

Offseason Goal No. 1: Decide on a retool or rebuild

I think it’s safe to say that the Bulls won’t be launching a rebuild. Looking at the roster and the way a lot of their big contracts line up, it would be somewhat surprising if the rebuild came this offseason. I believe that Chicago, at least initially, is going to enter the offseason with the hopes of retooling around Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.

Whether or not that ends up being the right decision remains to be seen, but this is probably the first big domino that needs to fall. If Chicago is going to retool, that needs to be clear from the first day of the offseason.