Chicago Bulls: Best candidates for 2018-19 NBA awards

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The Chicago Bulls are entering the second year of their rebuild. Do any players on the roster have a legitimate shot at winning the league’s end-of-season awards?

Although the Chicago Bulls had notched eight postseason berths in a 10-year span prior to last season, it has been quite some time since they enjoyed both team and individual success.

For example, only two Bulls players have won the Sixth Man of the Year award. Toni Kukoc accomplished the feat during the 1995-96 campaign, and Ben Gordon did so in 2004-05. Nearly a decade has passed since Derrick Rose arrived on the scene to win the Rookie of the Year award back in 2009.

It has also been seven years since Rose was named the league’s Most Valuable Player back in 2011, as he helped lead the Bulls to their first conference finals appearance in 13 seasons, which brings me to my next point.

The longest drought that is on the minds of most Bulls fans is the fact that the team hasn’t won a title since the 1997-98 season, when Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and co. managed to produce a second three-peat, winning six championships in the span of eight years.

As the Bulls prepare to embark on the second year of their rebuild, does anyone on the roster have a shot at taking home any of league’s individual awards? Today we will take a look at which players could possibly compete for those honors along with their odds of actually winning.

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