3 draft prospects Chicago Bulls should hold virtual workouts with

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The virtual workout trend ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft could be one that teams like the Chicago Bulls already in the 2020 offseason need to get used to.

Now that the Chicago Bulls have officially arrived at the 2020 offseason, they can start piecing together a plan for the looming 2020 NBA Draft. The 2020 draft will be an important time for the new look Bulls front office to figure out what direction the rebuild will go next.

The Bulls are not part of the NBA’s restart plan, which will involve 22 teams competing at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, with games starting on July 31. The NBA has nine teams from the Eastern Conference, with the Washington Wizards as the only team outside of the playoff picture competing at Disney World.

And the Western Conference has 13 teams competing in the NBA’s restart plan next month. The West was clearly a lot tighter packed in their playoff picture just outside the eight seed than the East had.

Moreover, part of the NBA’s restart plan this year was figuring out when the draft lottery and the NBA Draft itself were going to take place. The Bulls will have to wait until Aug. 25 for draft lottery night and then Oct. 15 for the actual first round of the NBA Draft itself (per NBA press release).

Hopefully the draft lottery this year will result in the Bulls getting a top five pick. For each of the last three years, the Bulls received the seventh overall pick of the draft. In those three drafts, the Bulls took former Arizona Wildcats power forward Lauri Markkanen, Duke Blue Devils center Wendell Carter Jr., and North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Coby White.

In the process of figuring out the draft strategy, depending on where the Bulls end up in the lottery, they have to adapt to the new normal through the novel coronavirus pandemic. A lot of that will involve getting creative with who they hold for virtual workouts and interviews. The Bulls did already hold at least one virtual workout ahead of the draft, with former Arizona big man Zeke Nnaji.

Here’s a look into the three 2020 NBA Draft prospects that the Bulls should consider holding virtual workouts with.

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