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With the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, who should consider picking the Chicago Bulls to advance the rebuild?
What to do with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft lottery for the Chicago Bulls will largely come down to who is the best player left on the board in that slot. If the top players in this lottery project (in possible positions of need) for the Bulls like Memphis Tigers center James Wiseman, Georgia Bulldogs keeper Anthony Edwards, and / or NBL point guard LaMelo Ball, are all gone, then they will have to doing it gets creative with the best option left.
But there seems to be a consensus among the top two or three that includes those three players above. If the Bulls get lucky and get one of the three, LaMelo should be the most intriguing of the bunch. It has star potential and could have the highest ceiling of any potential candidate at the top of this draft class.
Bulls team writer Sam Smith gave his opinion on the team that could take the ball if it is there in fourth place overall in the 2020 project. In his August 26 “Ask Sam Mailbag”, Smith talked about the possible match between Ball and Bulls.
Here’s more about what that piece had to say on the subject.
I would be fine with him given the needs of the Bulls and his apparent talent. I like it more than most and I think it would provide the most excitement (attention?) Of all the best draft picks. In the first mock drafts, I was promoting him and Wiseman one / two in a certain order. I like his talent as a passer, but filming is a problem. His brother’s lack of shooting is holding him back. What’s your point of view since I’ve never seen him play.
Drafting Ball would mean the Bulls have to move forward into a backcourt with neither point guard Coby White nor shooting guard Zach LaVine as the starter of the set. They could play with Ball as the starting point guard and LaVine as two guards. Or White as the combo guard and Ball as the main ball handler.
There are legitimate concerns about Ball’s play, including his defensive effort and outside shooting. He only shot 25% over the arc during his short spell overseas in Australia with the Illawarra Hawks.
Last year, the Bulls selected White with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the draft. They also got a nice pick from former Arkansas Razorbacks big man Daniel Gafford, with the 38th overall pick in the second round of the 2019 draft.