Chicago Bulls: 4 2019 NBA Draft targets to avoid at all costs

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With the 2019 NBA Draft just four days away for the Chicago Bulls, which targets must the front office avoid in the lottery?

There’s little to no chance that the Chicago Bulls are able to land an immediate impact star in the 2019 NBA Draft, with the seventh overall pick in the lottery. The Bulls just don’t have a pick far enough up draft boards to land a player that is capable of making an immediate impact as a rookie.

Could it happen where the Bulls are surprised by landing a star right away? Sure.

Is it likely that the Bulls are going to get a stud like former Duke forward Zion Williamson or Murray State point guard Ja Morant that is expected to come through right away? Heck no.

All the Bulls can realistically hope for is a piece that continues to move this rebuild forward in year three under the architecture of John Paxson and Gar Forman and recently extended head coach Jim Boylen. Pieces like rising star shooting guard Zach LaVine and power forward Lauri Markkanen are building blocks that the Bulls should continue to push with a solid supporting cast.

The strategies for the Bulls that include filling a position of need and drafting for fit to Boylen’s scheme just shouldn’t be the main thought for GarPax on June 20. The Bulls need to keep on drafting the best player available on the board. It worked for the past two editions of the NBA Draft with Markkanen and center Wendell Carter Jr.

Here’s a look into the four 2019 NBA Draft targets that the Chicago Bulls must avoid in the first round, with the seventh overall pick.

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