RUMORS: Bulls expected to trade up to top 2 picks in 2020 NBA Draft
The Chicago Bulls are currently stacked with young talent in their roster, and it looks like they want to add more in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft this November.
While the Bulls are in a good spot picking fourth, the team would reportedly want to draft the cream of the crop by trading up as high as the first or second overall pick.
In an appearance on the Bulls Talk Podcast with K.C. Johnson, NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh bared that team executives Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley are setting up a deal to make it happen.
“I think [Karnišovas] might move up, because I think No. 1 with Minnesota and No. 2 (with Golden State) is going to be readily available,” Haberstroh said, as relayed by NBC Sports Chicago. “I would be surprised if you didn’t see Charlotte (at No. 3) or Chicago move up in the draft.”
While this year’s draft isn’t considered as strong as the previous ones, Chicago looks to address their playmaking deficiencies and lack of wing depth. Georgia standout Anthony Edwards seems to check all those boxes, but it’s highly unlikely that he will still be available by the time the Bulls are on the board.
Luckily for the Bulls, multiple reports claimed that the two franchises with the top two picks (the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors) are open to shopping their picks for the right deal.
This will likely come down to what the Bulls brass has to offer aside from their fourth pick. Budding star Zach LaVine may be the only untouchable one on that roster, while the likes of Lauri Markkanen, Thaddeus Young, Coby White, Kris Dunn and Wendel Carter Jr. will be enticing trade baits for other teams.
Apart from Edwards, Memphis center James Wiseman and the intriguing LaMelo Ball are expected to round out the Top 3 in the 2020 draft. Deni Avdija and Obi Toppin’s stocks have also risen in recent weeks.