Chicago Bulls Draft: 3 Prospects to consider in the second-round

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Chicago Bulls, Arturas Karnisovas
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The Chicago Bulls’ draft luck ran out after they were selected eighth in the NBA draft lottery after giving their first-round pick to the Orlando Magic but they still have the 38th overall pick in the draft to work with.

The Chicago Bulls need to be smart with their one pick in the 2021 Draft.

The Bulls’ odds were slim to retain the pick they sent to the Magic in light of the Nikola Vucevic trade (20.3 percent) but the Bulls have their all-star and are focused on rebuilding the roster this offseason to make a run at the Eastern Conference playoffs next year.

The Bulls have this pick based on a swap with the New Orleans Pelicans to withhold the eighth pick in the second round. This draft is supposed to be deep. For example, Ayo Dosunmo is projected to be taken in the late first round. So, the Bulls should have their chance at making a difference in the roster with this pick.

Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley will pair up for the second draft they have completed together with last year’s being their first with the Bulls organization. They had a successful 2020 NBA draft by taking Patrick Williams and Marko Simonovic.

According to sources, the Bulls were in talks with Florida State Seminoles’ ACC sixth man of the year. Sound familiar? Like Patrick Williams? Scottie Barnes, freshman 6-foot-9 wing was in talks with the Bulls before they found out they would not have a first-round pick.

Wing depth is certainly a need for the Bulls considering Zach LaVine makes up the weight for backups Garrett Temple and Denzel Valentine at the shooting guard position. Take a look at some of the players that might have their name called when the Bulls are on the clock: