The Bulls won one and lost one on Friday when the NBA broke draft-order tiebreakers. They won the random drawing vs. Sacramento and will have the No. 6 overall pick heading into the draft lottery. The Bulls could move into the top 3 with some lottery luck or another team could get lucky and push them back a spot. The pick they get from New Orleans in the Nikola Mirotic trade is No. 22. It could have been as high as 20 or as low as 23, since the Pelicans finished in a four-way tie with Oklahoma City, Utah and Indiana.There’s an obvious choice for the Bulls’ first pick and here are just a few reasons why:Ben SimmonsLeBron JamesDeMar DeRozanJayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Gordon HaywardGiannis AntetokounmpoVictor OladipoThere are some tough covers in the Eastern Conference. James may slow down in the next decade or so, but Simmons will be a problem for a long time. For the Bulls to become NBA Finals contenders, they need some defense.The guy who makes sense for the Bulls is 6-foot-7 Villanova forward Mikal Bridges. He’s their kind of player to begin with — spent four years in college, began as a defensive specialist,… Read full this story
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