Chicago Bulls: NBA Draft board starting to come into focus

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The Chicago Bulls are getting an idea of who will be available on Wednesday.

In just a couple of days — Wednesday night to be exact — the Chicago Bulls will be selecting No. 4 overall in the 202o NBA Draft. For months, there has been speculation over just who the target might be. There have been rumors of them looking to trade up and rumors of them perhaps considering a trade back.

The only thing we know for certain is that we know nothing for certain. In fact, Arturas Karnisovas, Marc Eversley, and the rest of the new regime has done a terrific job of keeping their intentions close to the vest.

They appear to be doing a good job of operating in secrecy so when you hear rumors of them looking at a particular player or a particular scenario, they must be taken with a giant grain of salt.

However, things just got a little easier if you are in the business of trying to project what the Bulls might do on Wednesday evening. That’s because it seems the draft board is starting to come into focus.

According to a tweet from K.C. Johnson, the top three picks are starting to come into focus. As he noted, barring a trade, which is always a possibility, the top three picks appear to be LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, and Anthony Edwards (no, not the guy from E.R.).

That leaves a lot of intriguing prospects, including Isaac Okoro, Tyrese Haliburton, Killian Hayes, and Deni Avdija.

If the Bulls are looking for a lead guard, it looks like there won’t be a shortage of options with Haliburton and Hayes both seemingly being available. Perhaps. though, they go with a guy like Okoro who according to Mark Schanowski, has many of the same traits as Jimmy Butler did when he came out of Marquette. For a team searching for a superstar to replace the void vacated when they dealt Butler, Okoro might be an attractive option.

It’s at least worth noting that the Bulls have also been rumored with Alabama point guard Kira Lewis who has been picking up a lot of steam recently and has been rocketing up draft boards.

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The bottom line is we have no idea what the Bulls will do with the fourth overall pick. But what’s starting to become a lot clearer is who will not be available.