After Chicago traded Luol Deng, many believed it would drop into the lottery. The Bulls have proven otherwise, though, and with some resilient performances, they have moved toward the top four teams in the Eastern Conference.
There are still some major roster needs that have to be addressed. Chicago lacks a ball-handler and a scorer outside of Derrick Rose, and it could also use another big man, especially if Carlos Boozer gets amnestied.
The Bulls’ three-point shooting is also still a problem. Despite making various moves to improve in that area, they remain a bottom-five team in every three-point category.
This upcoming draft has a handful of great scorers who could translate well into the NBA, and with the possibility of multiple first-round picks, Chicago could stand to be a big winner this summer.
Note: All stats courtesy of sports-reference.com and accurate as of Jan. 23, 2014.