The draft strategy for the Chicago Bulls this year should be similar to last offseason in the sense of filling positional need and getting best player left.
In the 2020 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls have the opportunity to really get things right and straighten out the rebuild heading into its fourth year. Since the Bulls lucked out in the draft lottery and were able to nab the fourth overall pick in the first round, they have some extra ammunition to improve this roster during the offseason.
The fact that there’s no clear pecking order in this draft, like there was at the top of the board last year with Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, makes for a difficult planning process for the Bulls. We don’t even know if teams that are picking ahead of the Bulls, like the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets, are going to keep or trade at their current spots.
Nonetheless, it is important to know which players the Bulls feel have the chance to be special from this draft class.
On this list of potential draft targets for the Bulls, I do want to make it clear that the main factor is how quickly they can help out the rotation to move this rebuild forward as a whole. It would be best if the Bulls can knock out two birds with one stone by getting the best player left on the board while also picking for positional need.
That’s largely what the Bulls did last year by selecting the former North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Coby White with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the draft. White took a while to pan out during his rookie season, but patience is key with volume scoring first-year guards like him.
White has the potential to be pretty special if he keeps improving at the pace he did down the stretch during the 2019-20 campaign, or anything close to it.
The two biggest needs to fill in this draft to move the rebuild forward are on the wing positionally, and just finding a true star to build around (or a supporting piece that can help launch the path of another rising star).
Here’s a look into three draft targets that could really help turnaround the rebuild for the Bulls heading into the 2020-21 season.