Chicago decided to go in a completely different direction than what it had been doing when it traded for Nikola Vucevic and did a sign-and-trade with the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball and the San Antonio Spurs for DeMar DeRozan. The Bulls also signed Alex Caruso in free agency. They could execute all of this without giving up Zach LaVine, Coby White, or Patrick Williams, which should be considered a massive win for the Bulls. Suddenly, Chicago becomes an instant threat in the Eastern Conference to knock out a team for their spot in the playoffs. LaVine is coming off of the best season in his young career after averaging 27.4 points, five rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game on 50.7% from the field and 41.9% from behind the arc. These stats are eye-popping and should be frightening for opposing teams when considering the Bulls’ depth. LaVine no longer has to carry the Bulls every game and instead can rely on Lonzo Ball to distribute and Vucevic and DeRozan to help score. Additionally, Chicago has Patrick Williams, who should take another step forward this year after showing some promise this past season. Having Alex Caruso’s energy, IQ, and offensive and defensive prowess will help a great deal also.