Which three prospects should the Chicago Bulls new front office personnel be following and scouting the deepest at the outset of this draft combine process?
The altered version of the process formally known as the 2020 NBA Draft Combine began on Sep. 28. And some of the first reports of who the Chicago Bulls were in contact with up to this point started to surface in the last 24 hours. This will help to generate more buzz again surrounding the plans for the Bulls with their fourth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery.
Come November (if Adam Silver keeps the current planned draft date), the Bulls will get the opportunity to find the piece that helps them take the next step forward heading into the fourth year of the rebuild. It’s too early to tell how the last three first round draft picks will pan out for the Bulls.
What we do know is that this is the first time since 2016 that the Bulls won’t be picking seventh overall in the first round of the draft. And it is the first time since they snagged point guard Derrick Rose with the first overall pick in the 2008 draft that they are slotted in the top five.
This is a pick that they can’t really afford to miss on. And making the best use of this fourth overall draft pick doesn’t necessarily mean that Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley keep it. They could trade up or trade down for the right return.
A large part of configuring the final draft plan is having a tight big board and knowing which prospects fit best with this rebuild. Scouting out top prospects participating in this altered version of the NBA Draft Combine is an important step in this process.
Here’s a look into three prospects that are crucial for the Bulls to scout deeper during the NBA Draft Combine teleconferences and interviews that are happening in the coming weeks.