Chicago Bulls 2020 NBA Draft: 3 reasons not to trade up

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The 2020 NBA Draft rumors are flying high, and the Chicago Bulls have been the center of some big ones.

Boy, oh boy, the 2020 NBA Draft is going to be a wild and crazy ride. The Chicago Bulls have plenty of reason to be excited with a brand-new front office and head coach, plus the no. 4 overall pick to work with.

Not only is there optimism in Chicago, but plenty of rumors regarding the upcoming draft. Some reports say the Bulls want to move up, while many believe moving down is the better option. Still, it wouldn’t surprise to see them stay put.

Aside from the Bulls, there are other dominos likely to fall. The big one, right now, is veteran point guard Chris Paul being moved from the Oklahoma City Thunder. While the Bulls won’t be making a deal to reunite Paul with former head coach Billy Donovan, the blockbuster deal will still likely impact the top half of the draft.

Other names being mentioned in rumors include Devin Booker and Russell Westbrook, while several teams are not keeping secrets as they attempt to move up or down in the lottery. Whatever happens, basketball fans can be assured that they will not be bored in the coming days.

Back to the Bulls, though. The biggest rumor right now regarding Chicago is one that sees them moving up to the first pick, trading with the Minnesota Timberwolves. By moving up to no. 1, the Bulls would have their sights set on point guard LaMelo Ball. Arguably one of the only potential stars in this class (and that’s even being a bit generous), Ball is quite the polarizing prospect.

But, is this the wise move? Should the Bulls trade up and select Ball? Probably not, and for several reasons.