There is always a chance.
The Chicago Bulls did not get lucky Tuesday night in landing a top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Instead, they fell one spot to pick seven rather than six where they had the best odds to draft.
That run in December looks really bad now doesn’t it?
As the recent decade goes, the seventh overall pick has panned out pretty well. and In terms of the Chicago Bulls history when selecting No. 7, Lauri Markkanen was the selection last year, Luol Deng in 2004, and Kirk Hinrich in 2003.
John Paxson says the Bulls are focused on “best player available at 7.” At the end of the season press conference, Paxson says the Bulls will be looking at adding a wing player.“I think we need to look at the wing position…Size and length at the wing as a shooting component, a defensive component, would be something that, if you’re looking at an area we would like to improve.” So Mikal Bridges? Michael Porter Jr.?
Both Bridges and Porter Jr. are offensive threats and can stretch the floor. But Paxson keyed in on a defensive component after the season and again when speaking with reporters after Tuesday night’s lottery. Porter Jr. fits that mold better than Bridges. He stands at 6′ 10″, three inches taller than Bridges and Miles Bridges. Now that is the kind of player to guard LeBron James. Porter Jr.’s athleticism and size would be a great fit with the Bulls.
The Bulls also own at 22nd pick which they acquired from the Pelicans in the Nikola Mirotic trade.