Chicago Bulls: Grading both 2020 draft picks, and UDFA signing

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Patrick Williams, Chicago Bulls

Patrick Williams, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

Now that the 2020 NBA Draft is officially in the books, the Chicago Bulls can start piecing together the rest of the roster heading into the 2020-21 season.

Evaluating the Chicago Bulls draft is going to be much more challenging at the moment than just about any other team around the NBA. Few other teams saw as many organizational changes from the top-down to an already inconsistent rebuilding team so far this offseason than the Bulls did.

It all started for the Bulls back in spring when they demoted former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson to more of a senior advisor role and parted ways with former general manager Gar Forman entirely. The Bulls then hired former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to take over for Paxson as the lead voice in the front office.

Karnisovas subsequently hired former Philadelphia 76ers senior VP of player personnel Marc Eversley to replace Forman as the Bulls general manager. Then Karnisovas and Eversley replaced the now former Bulls head coach Jim Boylen with the ex-Oklahoma City Thunder bench boss Billy Donovan.

With all of the changes that were already made within the Bulls organization, ranging from the front office, to the scouting department, and all the way to the coaching staff, the next step was configuring the roster construction. Heading into the fourth year of the rebuild, almost the most important step of the offseason after bringing in a more promising front office regime was piecing together a more competitive and potent roster.

The Bulls really have yet to put together a competitive roster in the Eastern Conference since enacting the rebuild more than three years ago. That’s why the 2020 NBA Draft was so important for the Bulls to get right. Given all of that, here’s a look at how Karnisovas and the Bulls did on draft night 2020.

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