Chicago Bulls: One trade with each top-3 team in 2020 NBA Draft

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Under new leadership, don’t count the Chicago Bulls out of a big move come 2020 NBA Draft night.

With the NBA season winding down and a new champion soon to be crowned, it’s time to focus even more so on the offseason ahead. For the Chicago Bulls, the offseason seems to have been in full swing for quite some time now.

It is fair to say Bulls fans haven’t been this excited after an abysmal season in a very long time. It isn’t every year you see a fan base optimistic after their team wins just 22 games. But, this year has been different in many ways.

The league-wide shutdown helped kickstart the offseason in a way, because the Bulls had a chance to rid themselves of some longstanding dead weight. Of course, we’re talking about Gar Forman and John Paxson being replaced by Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley.

Going into the heart of this offseason, the new front office was given a gift; two, in fact. First, the Bulls moved up in this year’s NBA Draft Lottery to pick no. 4 overall — finally some luck for this organization.

Second, Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways. Karnisovas worked quickly to bring him in as the team’s new head coach. Between Donovan being hired, a fresh, aggressive front office and also working with the fourth overall pick in the draft, Chicago is set up nicely for the future.

Going into draft night, though, there are bound to be trade talks. One of the biggest reasons we could see more picks traded than ever before is due to this year’s class being generally weaker than recent ones.

A guy like Karnisovas may be one who takes advantage of that perception. On a team that’s retooling, with a coach who gets the absolute most out of their players, going after even more in this year’s draft could end up interesting. What if they decided to make a deal with one of the top three picks? Let’s go over some options.