Are Chicago Bulls thinking of moving back in NBA Draft?

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Are the Chicago Bulls thinking of trading back in the NBA Draft?

It is officially speculation season as the Chicago Bulls move towards the 2021 NBA Draft. It started recently with a rumor that the Bulls might be looking to move up one spot to No. 3 overall in the draft. In fact, we even speculated who the target might be if such a move were to be made.

Now, based on another report, it is fair to wonder if the Bulls are also considering the possibility of trading down.

According to Jonathan Wasserman, who covers the NBA Draft for Bleacher Report, the Bulls worked out University of Alabama guard Kira Lewis yesterday. Based on most current mock drafts, Lewis, who also worked out for the New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, and Orlando Magic is projected to be a mid to late first-round pick.

Lewis ran the point for Alabama last year and put up some solid numbers in the SEC. He averaged 18.5 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, 5.2 assists per game, and shot 36.6 percent from three-point range.

Lewis has been heralded as a potential steal in the draft, as he has flashed lottery pick potential. The question is whether he can put it all together. If he can, whichever team lands him, maybe the benefactors of adding a terrific player at even better value.

However, selecting Lewis with the No. 4 overall pick — which the Bulls currently hold — would clearly be too high. But if the Bulls think he’s the sleeper in this draft, perhaps they would entertain a trade down, especially considering there aren’t many — if any — sure-fire picks in this draft.

It is likely the Bulls are simply doing their due diligence by evaluating all players and build out their draft board. This will enable them to make informed decisions on draft night and evaluate whether a trade makes sense. They can only do that if they have a “good book” so to speak on players that might still be on the board in that scenario.

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So it’s tough to read too much into these types of reports, especially this early in the process. With that said, it is always interesting to keep an eye on this stuff and watch how things unfold on draft night.