Recently hired Chicago Bulls general manager Marc Eversley should be up and running with his 2020 NBA Draft scouting process as soon as possible.
Piecing together the Chicago Bulls front office is currently a work in progress, but it is one that needed to happen for a long time. It took entirely too long for the Reinsdorfs to oust former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman from their lead roles in the Bulls front office. But the necessary changes finally starting happening from the top-down in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic induced NBA season hiatus.
The Reinsdorfs removed GarPax as the lead voices in the front office in favor of former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas. Now taking over as the next lead voice (officially titled executive vice president of basketball operations), Karnisovas was tasked with rebuilding the organization from the top-down in the way he felt would facilitate a more successful rebuild.
The first major move that Karnisovas made as the lead executive for the Bulls was bringing over JJ Polk from the New Orleans Pelicans to be one of his assistant general managers. Polk served in the Pelicans/New Orleans Hornets front office in various roles since 2010.
Then, the next significant move that Karnisovas made was hiring the Bulls next general manager to replace Forman. Former Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley is the candidate that Karnisovas chose to be the Bulls general manager. This seems like a good choice to try and rejuvenate the Bulls rebuild that was starting to collapse on itself during its third year.
Where can Eversley go from here? Since the Bulls could be drafting in the top seven once again, here’s a look into three appealing early options for Eversley to target in the 2020 NBA Draft.