The 2020 NBA Draft is upon us, and the Chicago Bulls may be ready to do something big.
Tonight, much of the discussion and anticipation leading up to the 2020 NBA Draft is going to be about the Chicago Bulls and which direction they choose to go with the number four overall pick.
The Bulls have not been in this position for a long time. Chicago is used to picking lower in the draft than they deserve for the last three years. Alas, a little bit of luck.
Most experts agree there is a top three in terms of prospects. But, after LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman and Anthony Edwards, it’s anyone’s guess who will be picked going forward. Even with those top three guys, there’s some question whether or not a team could get a star.
That’s what makes this year’s draft so intriguing. A lack of a sure fire star means that teams are shooting more for upside than anything else. Predicting the future is hard enough as a general manager, but it’s even tougher with a draft class like this one.
The lack of predictability also means we could see more trades today than ever before, and the Bulls are one of the main teams to watch.
Wednesday morning, Bulls fans woke up to a juicy rumor involving Chicago and Golden State.
There is little doubt the Warriors will deal their no. 2 overall pick. With a healthy Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, this is a team ready for more titles. That second overall pick can be used to snag another piece to the puzzle via trade, and it looks like the Bulls might be their partner.
If Chicago trades Wendell Carter Jr. to the Warriors along with the fourth overall pick, it would seem likely that Arturas Karnisovas wants to go after Wiseman. But, will Wiseman be there? We might not know the answer to this rumor until Golden State is on the clock.
Carter would be an ideal big man to add for Golden State. He immediately makes them a favorite out West in many eyes, even with the Lakers’ star-studded cast.
For the Bulls, this move would be totally about ceiling. It’s all about upside — a word you will hear more today than in the next 364 days combined. Chicago is building for the future, and Wiseman very well could present more of a ceiling than Carter if we’re thinking long-term.