Chicago Bulls Lose First Round Draft Pick, Orlando Magic Will Select 8th

Luck was not on the Chicago Bulls’ side Tuesday night.

Hoping for a Top-4 selection to keep their first-round pick, the Bulls ended up 8th-overall, thus conveying their 2021 NBA Draft selection to the Orlando Magic. The Magic will now have two lottery picks, the second slated at No. 5.

Here is a look at the entire draft order:

While this surely stings after the Bulls failed to crack the postseason for the 4th-consecutive year, it still comes with the benefit of adding an All-Star center in Nikola Vucevic. There is no question the Bulls will enter this offseason in a better situation than they would have without Vooch on the roster, especially when we consider the pick only ended up in the No. 8 spot.

The new regime understood the risk they were taking. Keeping the pick would have truly been an awesome stroke of luck, but now Arturas Karnisvoas and Marc Eversley are simply tasked with doing their job. For more on what else we can expect this offseason, check out some of the posts below:

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Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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