Chicago Bulls: 4 ways Zion Williamson Draft immediately shifts rebuild

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2. Opening up the floor for Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine

Taking the right next step for the Chicago Bulls involves building around the two most likely stars currently on the roster. Those two possible emerging stars for the Bulls are power forward Lauri Markkanen and shooting guard Zach LaVine. Markkanen and LaVine should also be the two untouchable players for the most part on the trade market this summer.

Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen could finally ditch the idea of using LaVine as a point guard and the spread the ball around more evenly with numerous athletic and explosive threats on offense. Markkanen would also have the floor and the lane opened up more for him with Zion in the lineup with him.

Zion needs to develop his jumper. The idea of Zion Williamson developing a three-point shot would just be scary. Even without the presence of that in his offensive arsenal, Zion would be difficult to stop for most any NBA defense. He was almost automatic with Duke once he got his momentum going down the lane.

There is also a solid mid-range and paint presence that Williamson could grow into. The Bulls could use another forward that adds to the post presence if veteran center Robin Lopez is on his way out of the Windy City.

All-around, it is a very appealing proposition for the Bulls to have Zion playing in between Markkanen and LaVine in the starting five.

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