The Chicago Bulls are right smack dab in the middle of a full rebuild after trading away superstar Jimmy Butler during the 2017 NBA Draft.
Life has been rough for the organization the last 5 years or so. After Derrick Rose tore ligaments in his knee, he was never the same and the Bulls fell from the top of the Eastern Conference to the bottom where they currently sit.
Instead of trying to get younger during the 2016 offseason, Gar Forman and John Paxson decided to bring in veterans Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade as a band-aid.
It didn’t work.
Frustrations toward this regime of Paxson and Forman have grown from fans and it’s really no secret. And now on Tuesday, news broke from 670 The Score’s Bernstein and Goff Show that the team is working on an extension for the General Manager Forman.
Here’s what they tweeted out on Tuesday afternoon:
Chicago #Bulls sources tell the show that the team and GM Gar Forman are continuing discussions on a contract extension.
— McNeil & Parkins (@McNeil_Parkins) October 3, 2017
Click the tweet and see the reactions for yourself. Hint: It’s not good.
For a team that went from the top seed in the 2010 Eastern Conference Playoffs to flat rock bottom this year, it’s mind-boggling that this regime is given another chance, yet, be considered for an extension.
If Chicago’s young talent in Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen don’t show much promise this season, then things will get even worse in the organization.
I think it’s a little too early to be thinking about an extension for either Paxson or Forman.