Chicago Bulls: The Athletic mentions trading down for Devin Vassell

Devin Vassell, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports
Devin Vassell, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Bulls still have a variety of options for where they could go with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

A big opportunity for the Chicago Bulls new front office regime to make some immediate headway heading into the fourth year of the rebuild exists on Nov. 18, come the night of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Bulls caught a nice stroke of luck in the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery, jumping up three spots in the odds to nab the fourth overall pick in the first round.

Since the Bulls landed the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft, how would it be best for Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley to shape their big board to help this team over the long haul?

One way that the Bulls could go is trading up or down to put themselves in a better spot to build up the roster this year. According to Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic, an interesting way for the Bulls could go would be trading down from the fourth spot in the first round to nab the former Florida State Seminoles shooting guard/wing Devin Vassell.

Mayberry mentioned that if the Bulls could move back at least three or four spots in the draft lottery to get Vassell and maybe a few other assets for the rebuild or draft capital, it would be a wise move. And since drafting Vassell would give the Bulls a player that could slot into a seventh or eighth man role right away as a rookie, and fill a positional need on the wing, this move would make a good bit of sense.

Vassell is likely going to fall around picks eight-to-13 in the first round of the draft. He’s a 6-foot-6 and 180 pound shooting guard that is a native of Suwnaee, GA, and played two years at Florida State. During his sophomore season, he averaged 12.7 points per game, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.0 blocks.

And Vassell shot 49.0 percent from the field, 41.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 73.8 percent from the free-throw line. He is truly one of the best wings in this draft class, and appears to be more NBA ready than the likes of Maccabi Tel Aviv wing Deni Avdija. Those are the two wings that the Bulls could pick in the top 10 and potentially come away a winner.

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A few other options that the Bulls have with the fourth overall pick in this draft, if they stay in that spot, are point guard LaMelo Ball, center James Wiseman, shooting guard Anthony Edwards, Avdija, and point guards Tyrese Haliburton and Killian Hayes.

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