It’s not a secret that the Chicago Bulls are going through a season of turmoil. The team is also struggling to remain viable in the Eastern Conference Playoff race heading into the All-Star break. They currently sit at 26-29 and closer to the second-worst record in the conference than a top-four seed.

That’s most definitely not what the Bulls had in mind when they added Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade to go with All-Star Jimmy Butler.

Now heading into trade season, there’s been rumors floating about that Chicago may simply just decide to throw in the towel with its core group of players. We can now add one NBA executive to the list of experts who think this could happen.

When Jimmy Butler signed a five-year extension with Chicago back in July of 2015, it was readily apparent that the team was set to build its roster around him. Add in the Derrick Rose trade from this past offseason and that was magnified even further.