Three potential draft busts exist for the Chicago Bulls at any point of the lottery that Arturas Karnisovas mostly should avoid.
One of the initial opportunities that the Chicago Bulls recently hired executive vice president of basketball operations (formerly Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas) and general manager Marc Eversley (former Philadelphia 76ers senior VP of player personnel) to make an impact on this rebuild will be in the 2020 NBA Draft. Karnisovas and Eversley got some good fortune in the draft lottery, by jumping up three spots in the odds to land the fourth overall pick.
The Bulls had their first significant move of the offseason be replacing former lead front office voice John Paxson with Karnisovas and former general manager Gar Forman with Eversley thereafter. And the Bulls have also parted ways with now former head coach Jim Boylen to hopefully help rejuvenate this rebuilding heading into its fourth year.
Something needs to give for the Bulls since they actually took a small step back in the season that was compared to the 2018-19 campaign. The Bulls finished up with a record of 22-43, which led to Boylen rounding out his two season tenure with the team with a record of 39-84.
A boost for the Bulls could put them at least in playoff contention in a weaker Eastern Conference, starting as soon as next season. But Karnisovas and Eversley will have to do some good work starting in this draft to reach that point. To do that, they’ll have to do their best homework to avoid any potential busts either with the fourth pick, or if they trade down in the lottery.
Here’s a look at three potential draft lottery busts that the Bulls should avoid this year.