Chicago Bulls: 3 prospects to avoid with the fourth pick

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Arturas Karnisovas, Chicago Bulls
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With the fourth overall pick this year, the Chicago Bulls need to be cautious when making their selection.

Well, what can I say? Thank God the Chicago Bulls didn’t end up with the seventh pick.

The Karnisovas-Eversley era began with a bang as the Bulls jumped up three picks at Thursday’s draft lottery from their initial spot at number seven. The delight from fans in the Windy City was just as much about not picking in the seven-spot again as it was moving up three spaces, after falling from four to seven last year.

For as great as it felt to get a win in the lottery, the Bulls drafting situation just got so much more complicated. Failing to get one of the top three picks means Karnisovas will have to be extra careful.

It doesn’t help that the coronavirus pandemic put a pause on basketball in the world for several months, so full scouting in the United States and elsewhere was halted abruptly.

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LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, and James Wiseman are the presumed top three selections in the draft class. From there, the odds of predicting picks 4-14 are a total crapshoot.

Some say high flying forward Obi Toppin from Dayton is the way to go, while others are sold on the potential of international sensation Deni Avdija (who I had the Bulls taking before the lottery happened).

So naturally, the question has to be asked: who is the best player after the top three players are taken?

While we can all bicker as a fan base until the Bulls come home about who to take, the bigger trick is knowing who to stay away from. That is why this handy-dandy list has been assembled.

There are too many options, so with the fourth pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Bulls SHOULDN’T take any of the following players: