The Chicago Bulls will soon be looking at the NBA draft to improve their roster heading into next season. With a thinning roster due to departing free agency, the draft can be an excellent source of productive players who don’t have large contracts—something the Bulls will be very much in need of.
Chicago will be selecting 20th, which while the best in three seasons, is still a lower pick. But they have done well in recent years, acquiring Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler later in the draft.
Additionally, picks like Marquis Teague, who is young and inexperienced, but has a lot of raw physical ability, and Nikola Mirotic, who is tearing it up in Europe, are late first-round picks showing promise.
Chicago has two primary needs, and it may be that they just fill whichever one with the best player available. They need a wing player to supplement Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng, and they need another big to help take up the minutes for Joakim Noah.
Since it’s hard to say which they chose, and so much depends on who is and isn’t take in front of them, here are three wings and three centers who could potentially go to the Bulls. For each position there is a best-case, most likely and worst-case scenario. There is also a recommended second-round pick to fill the alternate position.