Tuesday night is the NBA Draft Lottery and it’s a day many Bulls fans have been waiting for since last year’s NBA Draft, in which the Bulls decided to trade their franchise player, Jimmy Butler.
The Chicago Bulls version of “The Process” could take a massive turn for the better if they win the lottery on Tuesday night.
The Bulls have the 6th best odds of winning the lottery and just under a 20% shot of jumping into the top 3. I’ll be watching, I’ll be nervous, but I’m also optimistic about our chances.
I’m not superstitious, only a little-stititious.
Here’s a couple of “dos and don’t to keep” to help you out leading up to Tuesday night.
Know the scenario that the Chicago Bulls are currently in. Remember, the lottery is technically only for the top 3 picks in the draft. Basically, that means that the Bulls can only choose at #1-3 or #6-9. (Don’t worry, the odds the Bulls fall to 9 is 0.1%, but still, could you imagine? The city of Chicago would riot.)
Be disappointed if we remain at 6. Look don’t get me wrong, I absolutely one hundred and ten percent want the Bulls to win the lottery, but if we stay at 6, it’s okay because we still have a great chance at landing a solid player. We should have the option of selecting either Mo Bamba or Michael Porter, Jr. That’s more than okay in my book because it’s filling a big need that we have at C and SF.
Utilize the Tankathon Draft Lottery simulator until the Bulls win. If every Bulls fan does this by drawing time tomorrow, then there is absolutely no way we lose the lottery.
Forget about pick #22. While obviously the top of the draft is loaded with potential future all-stars, the latter half of the draft is a place where you can find steady role players, and a potential starter. I know every draft class is different but here is a list of some of the names chosen in the 20s the past 3 years: O.G. Anunoby, Kyle Kuzma, Dejounte Murray, Delon Wright, and the Bulls’ own Bobby Portis. These are all solid players who help their teams in different ways so the value is tremendous in the latter half of the draft. The Chicago Bulls should be keeping an eye on Keita Bates-Diop, Aaron Holiday, and someone like Trevon Duval to choose with the 22nd pick.
Wear any Derrick Rose gear that you have during the lottery. Never forget, 10 years ago, the Bulls won the lottery with a 1.7% chance. I feel it’s only right to put on any Derrick Rose merch you might have to watch the lottery. This seems like the perfect lucky charm. Bulls fans know anything is possible and the stars seem to be aligning once again. Also, the lottery being held in Chicago has to mean something right? It just all seems too good to be true.
Watch this video all day.
Notice the other 2 men that were up there 10 years ago. Wade and Hoiberg…