How the Cavaliers had the best NBA free agency in the Central Division

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How the Cavaliers outdid Chicago in free agency

Cavaliers fans may remember last year’s Chicago Bulls best by Donovan Mitchell’s franchise record-setting 71-point performance. In a four-game season series, the Cavaliers came out victorious each time.

As mentioned earlier, the Bulls ended their season short in the Play-In Tournament after finishing the season as the tenth seed with a 40-42 record.

Entering free agency, it seemed Chicago might look to make major shifts either to enter a rebuild or go all-in. Unfortunately for Windy City, the only real decisions were to re-sign Nikola Vucevic and Coby White. Vucevic had found himself in a number of trade rumors throughout last season, seemingly not fitting what the Bulls needed.

It is hard to be excited about next season for the Chicago Bulls.

By staying silent in free agency, the Bulls are leaving themselves in the same spot as last year. No questions were answered, and the lack of moves might only raise new ones. Similar to the Bucks, the Bulls’ core is not a young and upcoming threat.

They are outside of any real window for contention but do not have a future foundation to celebrate. Unfortunately, fans of one of the NBA’s most historic franchises are gearing up for another season of mediocrity.

Sandwiched between the Bulls and Cavaliers is the team representing the only midwestern state that can contend with Ohio for the number of corn fields along an interstate. They might have had the best free agency outside of Cleveland. Maybe it’s something about the corn.