Lauri Markkanen PF
The Bulls had an up and down season, they put together an interesting roster with a core of Butler, Wade, and Rondo, which showed flashes, but ultimately failed to completely gel. They were the 8th seed in the playoffs and dominated the top seeded Celtics in the first 2 games, but fell off a cliff after Rondo injured his hand. The Bulls have made some questionable roster decisions over the past season, but none was bigger than dealing Jimmy Butler on draft night. Butler still has 2 years left on a very cap friendly deal, he had been in rumors in the past (especially with Boston), but nothing had ever gotten done. They ultimately shipped him and the 16th pick to the Timberwolves for Zach Lavine (coming off an ACL tear), Kris Dunn, and the 7th pick. It could've been worse, but it also could've easily been a lot better. With the 7th pick they drafted Arizona PF Lauri Markkanen, he'll instantly provide shooting to a roster that struggles to stretch the floor. Lavine and Dunn are nice pieces to add to a young core, but it's a fairly risky betting on those 2 guys being part of your core for years to come (they also have roughly 3-4 other PG's on the roster). This team is still taking shape, they have some decent pieces, but a lot more has to happen in order for me to feel confident in the Bulls future.
Estimated Cap Space
Rajon Rondo PG, Joffery Lauvergne PF, Michael Carter-Williams PG, Anthony Morrow SG, Isaiah Cannon PG, Taj Gibson PF
Cristiano Felicio PF/C, Nikola Mirotic PF