The Bulls earned the fourth pick at the virtual 2020 NBA Draft Lottery on Thursday night, moving up three spots after finishing this season with the seventh-worst record in the NBA. With new executive Arturas Karnisovas as our witness and Jim Boylen as our martyr, Bulls fans humbly thank the basketball gods tonight.
The Bulls didn’t win the lottery outright, but it still feels good to move up. NBC Chicago Sports writer K.C. Johnson noted in a tweet that this is the first time the Bulls have moved up from their pre-lottery position since that fateful night in 2008 when they landed Derrick Rose.
It’s a surprise to everybody; the Bulls picking seventh in drafts is an event that people have come to think of as inevitable as the sun coming up everyday. But Chicago reverses its bad fortunes for at least one night and leaves the lottery with a better pick than projected to get when the night started.
With the lottery in the rearview mirror, it’s now time to turn our attention to the NBA Draft, which is currently slated for Oct 16 but still could be moved. Who would you like the Bulls to take? Or would you like to make a trade?