The Bulls have been putting Heat point guard Goran Dragic and forward Derrick Jones Jr. "under the microscope" for the past month, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Both players are set to become free agents this offseason.
In addition to honing in on Adam Simon - Miami's vice president of basketball operations - as a potential front-office replacement, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf has been focused on replicating the Heat's organizational structure and scouting their impending free agents, Cowley adds.
Dragic, 33, was enjoying a bounce-back season following an injury-riddled 2018-19 campaign, posting strong averages of 16.1 points and 5.1 assists coming off the bench in 2019-20. The 23-year-old Jones, meanwhile, averaged 8.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game.
Chicago sat 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 22-43 record before the NBA indefinitely suspended its season on March 11.