Chicago Bulls: Three reasons not to tank in 2018-2019

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After attempting to tank last season for a high draft pick, the Chicago Bulls now have a revamped roster. Here are three reasons they shouldn’t try tanking again.

The Chicago Bulls are looking to turn things around in the 2018-2019 season. While they were relying on tanking for a top-five draft pick last year, the team was unsuccessful and ended up with the seventh pick in the 2018 NBA draft. They selected center Wendell Carter Jr. out of Duke, who is a solid player but lacks the elite skill of the first four picks from the recent draft.

While the Bulls could technically attempt to tank again, it won’t be as easy with the young talent the Bulls have on their roster. In addition, this draft class isn’t as deep with elite players as the 2018 NBA Draft. It may not even be worth it for the Bulls to tank unless they could get the first or second overall pick, and that’s far from guaranteed.

While the Bulls will have some growing pains, they should be much improved from a 27-55 effort in the 2017-2018 season. It will be interesting to see how the new pieces the team picked up this summer fit together. The team may struggle, but it doesn’t seem beneficial for them to try to have a terrible record. Here are three reasons why the Bulls shouldn’t consider tanking again.