Bulls executive responds to off-season rumors after being eliminated

The Chicago Bulls logo is seen on the floor prior to a game between the Bulls and the Charlotte Bobcats at United Center on February 15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Bulls defeated the Bobcats 106–94.
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With the 2022-23 NBA season officially over for the Chicago Bulls after falling short against the Miami Heat in the play-in tournament, there are a lot of questions about where the franchise will go from here.

Since Chicago has failed to live up to expectations since bringing in stars like Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic, the possibility of blowing things up and starting from scratch has become a topic of discussion.

While this may be the best course of action for Chicago, it seems the team doesn’t want to go in that direction right now, believing things could change.

Bulls executive Arturas Karnisova is unwilling to rebuild the franchise after a disappointing end to the season without a playoff berth, according to ESPN’s Jamal Collier.

With LaVine and DeRozan still playing at the top of their game, it’s not a total surprise that Karnisovas and company would want to give this one more chance before trying to blow it up and make up the ground.

However, changes need to be pursued to get this once-glorious franchise back on track as a legitimate force in the Eastern Conference.

The Lonzo Ball situation needs to be addressed, as his playing days could be over due to a persistent knee injury, and more talent needs to be around LaVine and DeRozan to compete with the best of the best in the East .

It will be interesting to see if the Bulls make any offensive moves this summer to help right the ship in Chicago.

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