Chicago Bulls: Draft strategy assuming first overall pick possession

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Option 2: Trade down to land Ja Morant

The glaring position of need for the Chicago Bulls is point guard, and the consensus top point in the draft is Murray State’s Ja Morant.

Ja Morant posted terrific numbers in his second season as a Racer. With a great 2018-2019 and the injury to projected top point guard in the NBA Draft class of 2019 in Darius Garland, he was able to solidify himself as not only the top guard in the draft, but also the unanimous second best player in the pool.

If Chicago lands the first overall pick in the draft, trading back to the second spot could be very easy and beneficial for the Bulls.

Teams such as the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers are much more interested in taking Williamson than Morant. Each would likely pay a hefty price to get their hands on the coveted first pick and start getting further toward playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.

In trading back to the second overall selection, Chicago could not only draft a player who is a better fit for the team, but also could add another valuable player or pick to their arsenal. Let’s take a look at two possibilities…

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