Chicago Bulls: 3 2020 draft targets to improve the bench

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In the second round of the 2020 draft, the newly configured Chicago Bulls front office could have a few targets in mind to eventually bolster quality depth.

Most of the thoughts that Chicago Bulls will have when it comes to the 2020 NBA Draft is going to be the team’s placement in the lottery and what the new look front office plans to do with that lottery pick. Another hope has to be that the Bulls wind up doing better in the draft lottery than landing the seventh overall pick for the fourth straight year.

This year, the Bulls ultimate decision maker is going to be the former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas. Taking over for John Paxson as the next lead voice in the front office, Karnisovas’ official title with the Bulls organization will be the executive vice president of basketball operations. He’ll be surrounded by the likes of Marc Eversley (taking over for Gar Forman as the next general manager), Pat Connally, and J.J. Polk.

The Bulls new front office regime is armed with a new set of personnel that will hopefully be able to get the rebuild back on the right track heading out of its third year. But there should be a lot of focus on where they go with both of the draft picks the Bulls are working with this year.

Last year, GarPax did actually do well to nab the likes of former Arkansas Razorbacks center Daniel Gafford with the 38th overall pick in the second round of the draft. The selection of former North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Coby White seventh overall in the first round of the 2019 draft also seems like it was a good move.

If the Bulls don’t get to play in another regular season game for this campaign after the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced hiatus lets out, they will have only eclipsed the 24-win mark once in three tries under the GarPax regime for this rebuild.

Given what is hopefully a rejuvenated front office staff, the depth picked up in future drafts should be much improved. Here’s a look into three 2020 NBA Draft targets that the Bulls new look front office could have to improve the depth in the complete rotation.

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