Just because the Chicago Bulls don’t currently own the rights to a pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, doesn’t mean that this event is one fans shouldn’t tune in for. We’ve seen a record number of trades occur at both last year’s draft and trade deadline, so I fully expect that trend to carry over to this summer as well. If we’re lucky, we may just see the Bulls strike a deal and find a diamond in the rough.
Chicago has already hosted workouts for several promising prospects in this year’s draft class, including ACC star Tyree Appleby, so the window to make a move back into the draft is far from closed. If the front office sees someone high on their big board slip, I have no doubt they’ll be tempted to get involved.
This year’s draft will once again take place on June 22, precisely a week from today. The 2023 NBA Draft will be hosted in the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. With three high profile prospects at the top of the pecking order this year, it’ll be interesting to see just how things shake out.
How can Chicago Bulls fans watch the 2023 NBA Draft?
The first round of the 2023 NBA Draft will be televised on both ESPN and ABC, while the second round of the draft will be an ESPN exclusive. All the action is set to kick off at 8 p.m. ET, where the Spurs are expected to select the unanimous No. 1 prospect Victor Wembanyama.
The first round will conclude after pick No. 30, when the second round will begin and carry on for another 28 picks. There will only be 58 picks in this year’s draft, as the Bulls and 76ers each forfeited their second-round picks as punishment for tampering to sign Lonzo Ball and P.J. Tucker in free agency.
As a reminder, this is the new draft order following the draft lottery.
- No. 1 San Antonio Spurs
- No. 2. Charlotte Hornets
- No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers
- No. 4 Houston Rockets
- No. 5 Detroit Pistons
- No. 6 Orlando Magic
- No. 7 Indiana Pacers
- No. 8 Washington Wizards
- No. 9 Utah Jazz
- No. 10 Dallas Mavericks
- No. 11 Orlando Magic (via Chicago)
- No. 12 Oklahoma City Thunder
- No. 13 Toronto Raptors
- No. 14 New Orleans Pelicans
The Bulls may not currently have a pick at their disposal right now, but with several teams at the top of the lottery and end of the first round looking to make moves, there’s plenty of opportunity to join the fun just yet.