Draft Day Eve, Zach LaVine's Essentials, Summer League is Around the Corner, and Other Bulls Bullets

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Draft Day Eve, Zach LaVine’s Essentials, Summer League is Around the Corner, and Other Bulls Bullets

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If you’re sitting on one end of my couch, you’ll be able to see outside the sliding door and onto the balcony. My complex is a giant rectangle and this door resides on the side that faces inward toward a courtyard. In other words, except the sky, I can’t see anything past the part of the building that is across from me.

One day last summer I was sitting in that area of the couch. While I don’t recall exactly what I was doing, I do at least remember I didn’t have a beverage in my hand because … well … a stain would probably still be embedded in my rug. I saw a giant bright green octopus-like structure float over the building and into the sky.

I popped out of my seat like a whack-a-mole and migrated toward the sliding door. The structure started to move up, down, and side-to-side before shape-shifting into a circle. Half of my mind was blown and the other half was starting to think about which common houshold items I could quickly turn into weapons. The aliens were finally coming weren’t they? A pandemic would be the perfect time to takeover! Curse those extraterrestrial freaks!

Then, like every good 1st grader does, I put on my thinking cap. Drones! I heard about those lightshows becoming increasingly popular, and it appeared some sort of test for a future event was happening near my building. If you’ve never seen them used before, it’s pretty darn mesmerizing, and the NBA put together a show in New York to promote the NBA Draft last night.

Check it out:

So, yeah, not aliens. Just the start of the robot takeover.

  • Happy Draft Day Eve, folks! Based on what we’ve heard about the Chicago Bulls draft night approach, we can confidently say one of the following will happen tomorrow night: The pick will be traded with Coby White for veteran help; the pick will be traded with Coby White to move up; the pick will be traded to move down and aquire more draft capital, or the Bulls will simply pick a player at No. 18 and look toward free agency. In other words, we have absolutely no idea what the heck is going to happen. Somewhere Artūras Karnišovas is letting out an evil laugh.
  • I’d much rather have it this way, though. While – logistically – the element of the unknown makes my job tomorrow night a whole lot harder, it sure does make the experience far more enjoyable. I just love following a front office that isn’t afraid to make the unexpected or high-risk move. For a big-market franchise like the Chicago Bulls, it should always be this way, right?
  • Klutch continues to get Zach LaVine’s name out there. The unrestricted free agent recently made an apperance on a popular GQ Sports’ series where he listed the 10 things he can’t live without.
  • LaVine has always been a pretty humble and low-maintence All-Star, and I think that shines through in the video above. Whether it be dominos, cards, or video games, his low-maintence side made an apperance. With that said, we’re still talking about a guy on the brink of a max deal, so let’s just say I wasn’t shocked to see watches, cars, and fine wine also make the cut.
  • ICYMI: P.J. Tucker is expected to hit the open market, and the Bulls are one team who could have a close eye on him over the next few weeks.
  • Unfortunately, the Bulls might not be able to hand Tucker a truly competitieve offer, especially if other teams are willing to fork over the full MLE.
  • Get to know some more draft night targets:
  • As much as I would love to see Patrick Williams hit up Summer League, it should come as no surprise that the third-year forward said he doesn’t plan to participate. With that said, Williams did tell Stacey King on the Gimme the Hot Sauce Podcast that he plans to be around the Bulls’ summer league squad and put in some behind-the-scenes work.
  • I kind of hope the Bulls draft someone with No. 18 just so I can get way-too hyped about them during Summer League. Rumor has it Ayo Dosunmu will participate too, so I want to see the two of them just wreak havoc on their fellow youngsters. Anyway, the event starts on July 7th, and we wrote about the full schedule here.
  • Did MJ just bring the “f— them kids” meme to life?
  • Fanatics owner Michael Rubin is selling his shares of the 76ers.
  • He joins Chicago greats like Carmelo Anthony and LaMarcus Aldridge.
  • Like I said, the robots are about to takeover.


Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.