It feels like if the Chicago Bulls are bound to make a move on the night of the 2021 NBA Draft next week, it will be one that makes a big splash. In fact, it feels like that’s the only type of move that the Bulls can make since the busy trade deadline back on March 25. All of that activity back on deadline day is partly what leads to the possibility of another big move on draft night, though.
The Bulls really can only either shift their spot in the 2021 draft slightly, or they will have to shell out some more assets to move up into the first round. Given that Arturas Karnisovas is known to go out of the norm a bit with his second-round picks too, this draft feels like an all-or-nothing sort of night.
Draft night looks to be calmer for the Chicago Bulls this year…maybe
As the lone pick that the Bulls hold in the 2021 draft, AK will be selecting at 38th overall in the second round. This will be the third time in the past five years that the Bulls hold the 38th overall pick. The last two picks in this spot saw the Bulls select big men Daniel Gafford (2019) and Jordan Bell (2017).
If the Bulls do make a big splash on draft night, it will be to continue to build around the core trio of rookie forward Patrick Williams, star shooting guard Zach LaVine, and center Nikola Vucevic. And there are some potential trade targets out there to get that done.
Here’s a look into three potential big-time draft night trade targets for the Bulls.