Chicago Bulls: Draft strategy assuming first overall pick possession

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Option 1: Draft and keep Zion Williamson

As stated previously, Zion Williamson will no doubt be the first overall selection in June’s draft.

As a massive supporter of drafting the best player available before fit, Williamson’s role as a Chicago Bulls mainstay would not be ideal for him nor the team. If drafted and retained by Chicago, Williamson would likely move to the small forward position while Otto Porter Jr. would move to the bench or even possibly be traded to free up cap space to address the point guard position.

Zion’s skill set does not fit the small forward position very well, as he does not shoot well or have the ability to put the ball on the floor. However, this is not to say that Williamson cannot make the strides needed to make the positional move. The NBA has seen many players make significant strides in these aspects of the game, and Williamson is no doubt talented enough to do so.

Although I have many question marks regarding Zion in general, he has the tools to become a generational talent in the NBA. He is unlikely to make am all-star immediate impact wherever he goes, including Chicago, he could truly change the direction of the Bulls.

For anyone who watches and appreciates the game of basketball, they understand the immense hype and talent that surrounds “Mount Zion”. Bulls fans would have no problem welcoming Williamson to the United Center next season, but there are many reasons to go a different direction than selecting the former Duke standout.

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