In 1997, a full 10 years after having won the NBA draft lottery and using that pick on David Robinson, the San Antonio Spurs won the lottery a second time, and this time chose Tim Duncan.
The pair would team up to win an NBA title in 1999 and another in 2003. They are the only pair of NBA teammates who were drafted No. 1 overall, both won the MVP and won a title together.
The best-case scenario for the Bulls, although this should be anything but a "goal," would be if they missed the playoffs entirely, won the lottery again and added a player like Shabazz Muhammad, the Bulls could be a ridiculous team to contend with for coming seasons.
If the Bulls were to win the lottery, the Bulls wouldn't have to worry about anyone else snatching him up, but with the reports coming from Yahoo!'s The Sports Xchange, Muhammad might fall in the draft. The lower the Bulls finish in the standings, the better the chances of them finding a second franchise player.
You don't have to have two franchise players to win a title, but teams that have won multiple titles tend to have them. Every once in a while, you have teams with balance, depth and defense that pull it off with only one star, but they don't tend to repeat.
Th best case for the Bulls might actually be the worst possible season. The Spurs won their second lottery because David Robinson was injured and the Spurs fell off the map, winning 39 fewer games in 1997 than 1996.
A similar descent into the abyss could actually be a bizarre sort of best-case scenario for the Bulls if they are able to secure the services of another franchise player to accompany Rose and Rose comes back to full strength.