2019 NBA Draft Lottery odds for the Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls pretty much did what everyone expected during the 2018-19 campaign. They weren’t the worst team in the league, but they certainly weren’t playoff contenders, winning 22 games and finishing with the fourth-worst record in the NBA.
The Bulls already have a nice stable of young talent, and they can add to it in the NBA Draft next month. Chicago also stands a decent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick, having the second-highest odds at 12.5 percent. They could still fall all the way to No. 8, though, and there are still three teams ahead of them with better overall odds.
The Bulls will find out during the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night whether or not they will have a shot at Zion Williamson. They’re hoping for a little home cooking, as the lottery is taking pace in The Windy City.
As bad as things looked for Chicago earlier in the season, the Bulls actually aren’t in too bad of a position moving forward. Zach LaVine took some major steps to improve this year, and Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. certainly look like an impressive young duo up front.
Obviously, Chicago is still a long way away from contending. The Bulls could still stand to add some more top-end talent to a relatively thin roster in terms of depth, but their rebuilding process has really just begun, and they are doing a decent job thus far.
And if Chicago is able to nab the top overall selection and take Zion Williamson? Then things change completely, as the Bulls would suddenly have an incredibly scary group of bigs.