Should the Chicago Bulls trade the no. 4 pick in 2020 NBA Draft?

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The Chicago Bulls have plenty of options at no. 4, but what about a trade?

It has been an exciting offseason for the Chicago Bulls; one that was kickstarted once the league went on suspension back in March. From the front office changes to now finding a more capable head coach, Chicago is in a great spot.

Now, they have the no. 4 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Thursday’s lottery finally provided some luck for the Bulls, who have picked at the seven spot three years running.

Fans are truly happy about the general direction of the team now that Arturas Karnisovas is the man in charge. He and new general manager Marc Eversley, along with a new head coach, provide the Bulls with a completely new direction — and that’s something worth being hopeful about.

This year’s draft will obviously be different than previous years, with the pandemic turning things upside down. The day of the draft is now October 16, which will continue this weird NBA calendar year in a way fans aren’t accustomed to.

The 2020 draft class is one worth seriously pondering. Karnisovas has his work cut out for him in terms of what to do at that fourth pick, because the class is no where near the level of talent recent classes have been.

Knowing the class is without a true superstar, should the Chicago Bulls trade their no. 4 pick?

It is a question well-worth asking. After all, by many accounts, there are three or four primary names in this draft: James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball and Obi Toppin. Even so, there are plenty of folks who will either disregard one or two (or all) of those names, or add in a different player or two in their top four.

The class is remarkably different than recent years.

There will be rumors swirling of the Golden State Warriors trying to trade the no. 2 overall pick, and it’s for that main reason. If they’re a healthy team next year and can get their hands on another veteran for a championship run, they’ll likely do it.

But, for the Bulls, they’re not in a similar situation. Chicago is not even close to competing for a championship. In terms of a trade, they would probably have to package the pick with a player if they were to try and land a bigger name in return (due to salary cap concerns).

Karnisovas could look to pair the no. 4 pick with a guy like Thaddeus Young, who was not exactly thrilled with his role in Chicago last year. His contract is extremely tradable, too, at about $14 million per season over the next two.

The Bulls could also package the pick with Tomas Satoransky, who will earn roughly $10 million per season over the next two years.

In the end, though, it might make sense to trust Karnisovas in his first draft with the team. He specializes in international scouting, and this would definitely be the draft to take your shot on an international prospect. The collegiate class, as stated, is much weaker than you’d like to see — why not let Karnisovas try and find the next Luka Doncic or Nikola Jokic at no. 4?

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We still have a little less than two months before the draft, so there will be plenty of storylines to watch before draft night unfolds. Should the Bulls trade the pick? Let us know your thoughts.