Bulls Announce Draft Lottery Rep, Zach and DeMar Get All-NBA Votes, and Other Bulls Bullets

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Bulls Announce Draft Lottery Rep, Zach and DeMar Get All-NBA Votes, and Other Bulls Bullets

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The NBA Draft Lottery is five days away.

To put it differently, the Chicago Bulls are five days away from receiving the No. 1 pick in the draft.


  • When in doubt, throw the fresh legs into the fire. As the Bulls look toward a draft lottery that is far more likely to be depressing than rewards, they have chosen Dalen Terry to represent the organization on Tuesday night. The 20-year-old will sit on the stage and try to muster as many positive vibes as possible. Remember: Chicago will event the evening with just an 8.5 percent chance to retain their pick and a 1.8 percent chance to win the Wemby sweepstakes. I hope Terry has already started to practice his disappointed face!

  • Considering how much energy is stuffed inside Terry’s body, I do expect nothing short of an epic reaction if the Bulls pull off the upset and slide into the top-4. I want him to grab the card, kiss it repeatedly, jump on the table, tear his shirt off, and do this to the Magic …

  • The NBA officially unveiled the All-NBA Teams on Wednesday night. And, to no surprise, the Chicago Bulls failed to have a player make the cut. Now, both Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan did at least appear on the ballot. LaVine earned one third-place vote, while DeRozan earned two third-place votes after finishing as a member of the All-NBA Second Team one year ago. You can check out the full voting results here.
  • All things considered, I think LaVine and DeRozan receiving even a single vote is a reminder of the company the two are expected to be in at this point in their careers. LaVine, in particular, has to become an increasing part of the All-NBA conversation over the next few seasons. He got max dollars to be one of the NBA’s elite guards. And, to his credit, I do believe he would have received far more votes if he came in completely healthy. We saw what he did once his body felt right after the All-Star break. Still, hindsight is 20/20! If the Bulls want to make it out of their current rut, LaVine has to officially reach an All-NBA level.
  • I think Nikola Vucevic deserves more love for his ability to play all 82 games this season. That’s a super impressive accomplishment, especially for a big man in today’s NBA. I know he might be a polarizing name in Chicago, but he deserves a round of applause for having a really solid bounce-back season overall. Plus, a lot of the hate he gets is tied to the original trade package the Bulls gave up, which is silly. The Bulls making that decision isn’t his fault!

  • The Milwaukee Bucks are deep in the interview process for their next head coach. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls’ division foe has received permission to speak with Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin, Trail Blazers assistant Scott Brooks, Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson, and ex-Charlotte head coach James Borrego.
  • Build everything around Bedard!

  • Justin Fields is about to get a lot of primetime.

Author: Elias Schuster

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