I want to go back to a simpler time.
Thankfully, typing #Bulls into the search bar on Twitter and looking at the top results acts as your own personal time machine, taking you all the way back to the morning of May 14. The sun was rising over the Chicagoland area as hard-working folks sipped on their coffee and scrolled past photoshopped images of Zion Williamson in a Chicago Bulls jersey. That was the night the Bulls could get back on top.
Sadly, we all know what happens next, and, soon enough, you have to come back to reality. The current draft put the Bulls at No. 7 once again, and that means an excessive amount of options rest before the Gar/Pax machine (I know, it’s scary). Welp, let’s continue to dive into those options as we start things off here.
- Mark Schanowski of NBC Chicago Sports broke down three targets that the Bulls could draft come June 20th. Obviously, UNC point guard Coby White falls into that category. Probably the most highly desired among Bulls fans (including myself), White has some crazy speed and the talent to be a true starting point guard in the NBA. The only problem for Chicago right now is that several teams who should be keen on drafting a guard stand in their way. Even more discouraging, White pulled out of the combine early, which usually infers that a team promised to pick him (something the Bulls were rumored to have done with Chandler Hutchinson last season).
- And according to the Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson, speculation hints that a team before the Bulls promised White.
Best options for the Bulls at #7? @MarkSchanowski breaks down 3 players that we could be seeing at the United Center next season.
We did not appreciate the Tyrus Thomas reference 😂 pic.twitter.com/B4MfRqcubl
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) May 21, 2019
- Schanowski also talks about Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Duke’s Cam Reddish as a possible Bulls target. As you surf the web (is that said anymore?) for mock drafts, Reddish will appears far more frequently than Clarke. Stuck on a team with R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson, Reddish quickly became the third wheel. Having plenty of third wheel experience throughout my life, I can tell you that it isn’t a fun gig. You see these two lovebirds getting all the attention, and you can’t just step in to steal their thunder, that’s flat out awkward. Anyways, if you’re interested in some more detailed draft talk, go check out the mock draft analysis I did earlier. Moving on!
- Have y’all seen this Jimmy Butler shenanigans? Apparently, the guy got dinner in Chicago with Jim Boylen, or at least a man who is very bald, and now plenty of people are freaking out. We should all calm down, I still grab lunch every once in a while with an old high school teacher, but that doesn’t mean I’m going back to high school.
— Bulls Nation (@BullNationCHI) May 21, 2019
- But still … would you wanna see Butler back in a Bulls uniform?
- HAPPY GOLDEN BIRTHDAY TO OUR FINNISH KING!
Happy birthday to 2020 All-Star, Lauri Legend 🤩 pic.twitter.com/ScUSu9rPfz
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) May 22, 2019
- Michael Jordan is the only retired player still in the top-10 list for sold jerseys, oh, and he’s number six. All of us should start buying way more jerseys so we can get him to number one and put LeBron in his rightful place (mwahaha!).