3 dark horse options for the Chicago Bulls in 2022 NBA DraftRyan Heckmanon June 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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While the 2022 NBA Finals are in full force, many eyes are already ahead on what’s next for the league: the 2022 NBA Draft. A team like the Chicago Bulls, along with many others, have been focused on the draft for weeks now after the season officially came to a close.

On June 23, dozens of hopeful prospects will hear their name called on one of the biggest stages in basketball. For the Bulls, they’ll be making just one of those selections.

Chicago holds the no. 18 overall pick in the first round and is without a second rounder, so this one pick needs to count. But, which direction do they decide to go?

This offseason, the Bulls will have to face some serious realities. What happens with free agent Zach LaVine? Do they bring back a couple of their own? Is Lonzo Ball ever going to be the same?

The 2022 NBA Draft is a chance for the Chicago Bulls to add a significant piece to this playoff roster.

While a lot of fans and analysts have an idea of who the Bulls might pick at their position, it’s truly wide open at that stage in the first round. The lottery may not feature too many surprises, but when you get past the first half of the round, it gets hazy.

Some of the favorites to go to the Bulls, right now, include Duke center Mark Williams, Ohio State power forward EJ Liddell and Kentucky point guard TyTy Washington.

The three of those guys are currently ranked no. 14, no. 20 and no. 17 respectively by ESPN. But, if you look a little further down the draft board, there are a few more highly intriguing names.

If the Bulls took a shot on a dark horse type player, ranked further down the board, it could pay off depending on which one they target. These three prospects are well-worth keeping an eye on if you’re a Bulls fan.

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