Chicago Bulls: 3 players wildly disrespected in ESPN rankings

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Chicago Bulls, Otto Porter Jr.
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The latest player rankings put out by ESPN has fans buzzing, but the Chicago Bulls were especially disrespected.

Nobody wants to believe. It seems Chicago Bulls fans are all alone in their childlike optimism for the 2020-2021 season, and that’s okay.

We’ve been used to being downtrodden for quite some time. That’s what happens when your franchise is run by two incapable, untrustworthy men like Gar Forman and John Paxson. The Bulls aren’t supposed to be a good team — ever, it seems like.

But, now, they have hope. Us fans have hope. The tides are turning in favor of excitement and positivity. New Vice President Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley have the players’ buy-in and are truly “in it” with these guys.

Being able to hire a head coach like Billy Donovan speaks volumes, too, so fans really should be optimistic. This isn’t blind love. It’s real, genuine joy when thinking about the future of this team.

The Bulls have a young roster with several guys who have so much untapped potential, and it’ll be Donovan’s job to get them to their peaks.

While they all have a little ways to go, some of them should be considered good enough to crack a list like ESPN’s Top 100 Players for 2020-2021. Some Bulls did, in fact, make the list. Surely, you can guess at least the top-ranked player. It’s Zach LaVine.

Oddly enough, Otto Porter Jr. is another one, coming in at no. 98 overall.

That said, there are some major issues with this list, and not just when it comes to the Bulls. You can take a look at the full list for yourself, but for now, let’s discuss just how much disrespect is being handed out to the players in Chicago.