I feel sorry that you have had to watch this team for the last five or so years. Currently constituted, the Bulls are and will continue to be irrelevant. Coby White is pretty much Nick Young 2.0. Zack Lavine is a nice player, but moreso as a third or fourth cog on a contending team. The same goes for Lauri Markannen, and Wendell Carter. Lots of decent pieces but no superstar or even a second fiddle. Even if the Bulls keep the team as it is and develop their players, the ceiling is the second round. I do like Lauri, because he's an excellent shooter and Wendell, so id hang on to those two. The Bulls aren't getting Anthony Davis, or any superstar FA in their prime because they never have in their history. That means the draft is the only way out of mediocrity and the Bulls are headed for another 7th pick to select another decent player and be a perpetual low seed to lose in the first or second round. The Bulls won't fully commit to rebuilding, they have one foot in trying to rebuild and the other foot in trying to be in the playoffs which means they're in neutral. What do you see the Bulls front office doing? Standing pat and being conservative—like usual, or making some trades to try to get some more draft picks and improve their draft position with more losses? They are going nowhere with this team.
It's always good to have at least one rant. I understand the frustration, but it is a bit early to give up on White. He'll eventually start and then we'll be able to just better. We've all discussed this for years: There just aren't many great free agents; not nearly enough to go around. And when you are losing, your players are devalued, which is why you can't make many moves as is. Markkanen had two growth years and a half not so much. I'll ride with him. Zach is way better than a third or fourth guy. Which is why you hear the Kuzma talk; the Lakers would love to get a player like that. With LeBron and Davis, yes, Zach is a third guy. He's certainly as good or better than someone like Klay Thompson, who was a second guy on a title team. Zach can be that.
Like Khris Middleton, who may be on a title team. It's tough to get that No. 1 guy, which is why in the NBA, unlike other leagues, the same teams win most of the time. Remember, Davis is a No. 2. Despite the way things have gone this season, with LaVine, Markkanen and Carter, the Bulls have a good core of talent. White will be a very good scorer, but there are pieces missing, like a distributor, another reliable scorer. You can do it like Denver or Utah does without a superstar. Will it lead to a championship? Maybe not. You have to get in line, and the Bulls really are not that far away from doing that. I think. Though I agree this summer may be crucial. Yes, heard it before, but really, this time. No, really.