The 2020 NBA Draft will be a time when the Chicago Bulls can improve at a position of need if they get more tactical and trade down for a solid prospect.
The 2020 NBA Draft was supposed to take place in mid-October this offseason, but that is likely to now be pushed back. With that, the Chicago Bulls could get even more time to determine what they are going to do with the fourth overall pick in this draft. The Bulls lucked out a bit by landing the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery, which occurred back on Aug. 20.
It took the Bulls jumping up three spots in the lottery odds order to land the fourth overall pick. They were one of two teams that landed in the top four that had to catch a good bit of luck to do so. The Charlotte Hornets actually lucked out more than the Bulls in this draft lottery, as they jumped up five spots in the order to get the third overall pick.
At the outset of draft lottery night, the Bulls had a 32.0 percent chance to even land in the top four. And the Hornets had a 26.3 percent chance to get in the top four (both according to Tankathon odds).
The top five (in order from top-to-bottom) includes the Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Hornets, Bulls, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs had about the worst luck of the draft lottery, as they were the only team in the top 10 to fall three spots in the lottery odds order. The Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, and New York Knicks also all dropped down two spots in the lottery, which made room for the jump for the Bulls and Hornets.
With the fourth overall pick in hand, the Bulls have a plethora of options for where they could go in the 2020 draft. If they elected to trade down to get a few other assets, which draft prospects would be worth doing so?