Never mind that his team finished with a 22-60 record. When John Paxson addressed the media after the Chicago Bulls' worst season since 2001-2002, the executive vice president of basketball operations told reporters he was confident in his team's trajectory.
There is truth to what Paxson is preaching. Chicago returns a starting five with an average age of 22.8, cap space to build out the bench and the No. 7 pick in the draft.
The Bulls' next step in rebuilding their roster starts with the 2019 NBA draft on June 20 and resumes 10 days later in free agency. Let's look ahead to the decisions facing this franchise.