March Madness wasn’t a thing this year due to novel coronavirus, but the Chicago Bulls still had a few NBA Draft prospects they wanted to see.
One of the saddest cancellations of any sporting event caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic was March Madness, A.K.A. the NCAA Tournament. Not only was the NCAA Tournament cancelled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a good portion of the Power Conference tournaments were too. And NBA teams like the Chicago Bulls lost a big scouting opportunity in the process.
The last of the NBA and college basketball games were mostly played on March 11 and 12. The last NBA before the season was announced to be suspended indefinitely came on March 11, when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. A few NBA players have tested positive since, including Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart.
The Bulls played their last game on March 10 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They are now going on more than a two week lapse in game action, and it seems like it will last quite a while longer. But at least the 2020 NBA Draft is a distraction that takes a lot of people’s minds off the NBA hiatus and COVID-19 outbreak.
When the 2020 NBA Draft will take place we don’t know. But we do know that the scouting process for it will be much shorter and inconsistent than usual. It will half to be if it is going to happen before the winter of 2020. Missing out on the NCAA Tournament caused more harm than just a lapse in entertainment for the fans.
Here’s a look into the three NBA Draft prospects that Chicago Bulls fans wished we saw in March Madness.