Chicago Bulls: Top 5 options at no. 7 overall

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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.

Gone are the days of hoping to land a franchise-altering player like Zion Williamson or Ja Morant. Heck, even R.J. Barrett is off the table at the seventh pick.

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.