The Chicago Bulls were victims of the NBA Draft Lottery once again, falling to the no. 7 spot — again.
Well, the league set out to completely obliterate the notion of tanking. Judging by the results of this year’s NBA Draft Lottery, I would say the league won. The Chicago Bulls, however, lost once again.
Two teams who needed a major boost, the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies, were winners of the first and second overall picks, respectively. While the Bulls finished with the fourth-worst record in all of basketball, Chicago fell all the way back to the no. 7 spot.
You may be thinking, “I have seen this movie before,” and you would be right. For the third year in a row, the Bulls will bring home a selection at seventh overall.
So, what do the Bulls do now?
If you ask the front office, they are perfectly confident the team will land a phenomenal player at no. 7. Once again, you have heard this all before.
Gar Forman and John Paxson have to understand this franchise isn’t pulling in a mesmerizing, upper echelon player at the seven spot. They have to know this. But, for some God-forsaken reason, they fail to make it known.
Right now, as fans, all we can do is look forward. We love the team, but hate the direction of the organization — at least most fans agree with this sentiment. Where do the Bulls look to at no. 7 overall, then?
Let’s check in on five of the most desirable guys at this spot and how they would fit into the current state of the Bulls.