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

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3. Bulls can potentially add a key piece at no. 4

The rumors lately have been wild, and one of the more surprising ones has been the Charlotte Hornets being linked to USC center Onyeka Okongwu. With the Hornets possessing the third overall pick, that would surely make things interesting for the Bulls at no. 4.

Assuming the Bulls stayed put, then they would see one of the consensus top three picks fall to them at pick four. Most assume the Warriors would draft James Wiseman, meaning the Bulls would end up with either Ball or Georgia guard Anthony Edwards.

If they could wind up with one of those two without having to move, Chicago immediately becomes a big-time draft winner.

Now, if the consensus top three picks go as they should, the Bulls still have an opportunity to land a solid player who, at the very least, will end up being a strong rotational player. Someone like Dayton forward Obi Toppin comes to mind, if not international sensation Deni Avdija.

The point is, the Bulls should not risk dealing away any of their assets — picks nor players — in an attempt to take a chance on a guy within the top three. Donovan will use all the talent he can get, taking on the job of a rebuilding/retooling franchise like the Bulls.

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Chicago should stay put and draft their best available player at four, or trade down and accumulate even more assets. At this stage, they should absorb all the possible talent they can.