Projected starting five if the Chicago Bulls draft LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
LaMelo Ball, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) /
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LaMelo Ball, Chicago Bulls
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A scenario where the Chicago Bulls luck out and pick point guard LaMelo Ball in the 2020 NBA Draft, how would next season’s starting five look?

This will be nothing short of one of the most turbulent and intriguing offseasons in recent memory for the Chicago Bulls. And all the turbulence isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since there were a lot of very significant changes that needed to happen from the top-down in this organization during the 2020 offseason. A lot of those changes are already in place, or in process, right now too.

The Bulls initiated the rash of changes internally with the replacing of the lead voices in the front office. Those two lead voices used to be vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman. But they have now turned to former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas and ex-Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley.

The official titles for the new most powerful voices in the front office will be executive vice president of basketball operations for Karnisovas and still general manager for Eversley. And Paxson just had his role within the organization re-positioned. He’s now going to be in more of a senior advisor role with the Bulls.

Moreover, Karnisovas and Eversley should already have their focus on how they are going to shape the roster construction this offseason to re-direct the rebuild heading into its fourth year. The Bulls will have their biggest opportunities to change the direction of this previously collapsing rebuild throughout free agency and the 2020 NBA Draft.

If the Bulls really luck out in the draft lottery, then they would have the chance to draft someone like former Illawarra Hawks 6-foot-7 point guard LaMelo Ball or Georgia Bulldogs freshman shooting guard Anthony Edwards. But to get one of those two, the Bulls would have to land likely with one of the top two picks in this draft. It’s possible, but not probable. According to Tankathon, the Bulls have a 7.5 percent chance of landing the first overall pick in this draft.

Getting someone like LaMelo would help fill a positional and rotational need for the Bulls, all while getting them one of the best players in this draft class overall. Here’s a look into what the Bulls rotation could look like for next season if they were to get LaMelo in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft.