With a disappointing 22-23 start to the season, it appears the Chicago Bulls may be looking to make big changes as they head into the second half of the season and try to move up in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Bulls "have been shopping" guard Rajon Rondo and forward Nikola Mirotic but have not been receiving as much interest for either player as the team had hoped.
"Obviously, you knew that would be the case with Rondo," one source told the Sun-Times. "But [the Bulls] don't like what they're hearing back on [Mirotic], either. Then again, that's a [front office] that tends to overvalue its assets."
The Bulls seem to be pondering which direction the franchise should head in.
Last week, ESPN's Nick Friedell reported "that there continues to be debate within the organization about whether to press the button on a full-scale rebuild."
Dwyane Wade also told ESPN that he is unsure whether he wants to stay in Chicago after the season.
"At the end of the year, you sit back and see what the team is, what direction they're going in," Wade told ESPN last week. "One of the main reasons I'm here is Jimmy [Butler]. He's the one who called me and got me to come here. So that's a big part of my decision and everything else, is what Jimmy's doing, what his future looks like and all that. And I've made it very clear."
While Wade is second on the team in scoring, Rondo and Mirotic have been disappointments. Rondo is averaging 6.6 points per game this season and played just six minutes in the Bulls' 102-99 win Saturday over the Sacramento Kings. In 39 games this season, Mirotic is averaging 9.3 points and is shooting only 31 percent from the 3-point line.