In this week’s “Polling Place,” we also asked for your thumbs-up or thumbs-down on NASCAR in Chicago with the second race weekend in the books.
DeMar DeRozan is officially a King as the Bulls announced the three-team trade Monday night. The Bulls also acquired two second-round picks and cash considerations.
The Bulls and Kings were looking for another trade partner, and they found one Saturday night — the Spurs, for whom DeRozan played before joining the Bulls.
For the actuality that there has been “change,” we can only say, “Thank you.” But now that we have early evidence of what change looks like to the Bulls, we can only plead, “Make it make sense.”
It won’t be pretty in the 2024-25 season for the Bulls, and that’s just how they need it to be in order to retain a first-round pick in the loaded ’25 draft class. The road map to the bottom has a definitive path.
The Chicago Bulls forward shows up nearly 3 minutes into the video when the rapper says “I’m glad DeRoz’ came home, y’all didn’t deserve him neither.”
Tuesday afternoon didn’t offer much clarity for the Bulls, whose roster problems begin and end with what to do with LaVine.
The final straw for DeRozan, considered the “King of the Fourth” for three seasons with the Bulls, came when Alex Caruso was traded to the Thunder for Josh Giddey.
Free agent Andre Drummond was the first piece to go on Sunday, agreeing to sign with the 76ers. That doesn’t mean executive Arturas Karnisovas was close to done with an “ambitious” plan to flip the roster.
The youth movement continues for Arturas Karnisovas, who agreed to a deal with Williams, 22. In the last week, Karnisovas added Josh Giddey and first-round pick Matas Buzelis before making sure Williams didn’t hit the open market.
With the league turning its attention to free agency Sunday night, it’s time to put a bow on the two-night NBA Draft and break down the winners and losers.
In this week’s “Polling Place,” we also asked about the Bulls’ offseason and your soccer viewing habits on TV.
The additions of Josh Giddey and Matas Buzelis have not come by accident. The youth movement is alive and well for the Bulls, but now they need help with the start of free agency to continue to push it.
“We don’t know what he’s going to look like in a month or two, so we’re just going to take one step at a time, and hopefully he’s going to be ready for training camp,” Karnisovas said.
The Bulls have started the process of slowly turning over the roster after three years of continuity, and added a promising wing in G League Ignite’s Buzelis.
Executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas finally seems ready to climb down the hill of continuity that he spent the last few seasons dying on.
The first Sunday of the season brings Caitlin Clark to Wintrust Arena for one of the games of the day in all of sports. After that, though, Chicago fans might look at the states of some of their teams and realize there’s a lot to complain about.
In this week’s “Polling Place,” voters also were asked about the Bulls’ and Blackhawks’ upcoming drafts.
Bulls executive VP of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas promised changes this offseason, and the first domino fell Thursday, when he sent defensive standout Caruso to the Thunder for Giddey, a promising playmaking guard.
The Bulls will start the first round with pick No. 11, but there’s a chance they don’t stay there. Does executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas have a card to be played or will he stay the course in a mediocre draft?
It’s not a great draft class, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t gems to be found. Considering the recent state of the Bulls and the confusing direction of the organization, exec Arturas Karnisovas & Co. need to hit it big.