1. Where to start in free agency and the NBA Draft?
Albeit this free agent class will be nothing like 2019 or 2021, there are still some valuable targets that the Bulls could have this offseason. The Bulls do have a plethora of positional and rotational needs to fill, especially with a retooled front office and maybe even a new-look coaching staff if Boylen is replaced.
According to an NBA press release associated with the restart plan pushed through last week, the 2020 NBA Draft will be held on Oct. 15. That also slots the draft lottery on Aug. 25. This means that the most anticipated date for the Bulls this offseason (or at least the soonest one) is Aug. 25.
The Bulls will be looking for more luck in the draft lottery than they’ve received in recent years. They received the seventh overall pick in each of the last three drafts. Last year, they used the seventh overall pick in the first round of the draft to select the former North Carolina Tar Heels standout point guard Coby White. They also found good value in the second round by picking the former Arkansas Razorbacks center Daniel Gafford (38th overall pick).
A few top free agent targets this offseason for the Bulls could be the San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Danilo Gallinari, and even New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram.
Top potential targets in the NBA Draft could include NBL 6-foot-7 point guard LaMelo Ball, Georgia Bulldogs shooting guard Anthony Edwards, and Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Deni Avdija (if they get a top spot in the lottery).