The Bulls have the No. 4 pick in the 2020 NBA draft. Here’s the Chicago Sun-Times looking at a few of the many possible routes the team might wish to take:
With Otto Porter Jr. expected to opt in at $28.5 million for the 2020-21 season, the small forward will be playing for his next contract. A contract that undoubtedly won’t be with the Bulls.
The depth at small forward has been an issue since Jimmy Butler was traded in 2017, and former first-round pick Chandler Hutchison has shown very little in easing the concerns with that position.
That’s why picking a Deni Avdija or Isaac Okoro would result in the fewest waves to the current roster.
Both are small forwards — obviously with different strengths — and would be groomed to take over when Porter leaves.
And another option:
Wendell Carter Jr. wants more playing time at the four, and the drafting of the 7-foot James Wiseman could give him that.
This year’s offseason may be extremely short by NBA standards. It’ll be a fun ride. And the Bulls have tough decisions to make.