With the regular season concluded, and the Chicago Bulls‘ non-participants in the postseason, patience is key when it comes to the team’s future and outlook.

Even when it comes to their mid-season trade for two-time All-Star Nikola Vucevic.

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No one considered the Bulls as a finished product when he was brought in, and that remains the case today, as they prepare for the offseason.

Vucevic finished his first, 26-game stint in Chicago averaging 21.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game.

But with Zach LaVine out for an extended period due to a COVID-19 related absence, the Bulls were unable to make their return to the playoffs.

The 2020-2021 campaign is now the fourth straight since Chicago finished as a top-eight team in the Eastern Conference, making a postseason appearance.