Detroit Pistons: How will other team needs effect their pick?

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Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls Thaddeus Young, Otto Porter Jr. and Zach LaVine. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

#7 Chicago Bulls

Pick Odds: Pick 1 (7.5%), Pick 2 (7.8%), Pick 3 (8.1%), Pick 4 (8.5%), Pick 7 (34.5%), Pick 8 (32.1%), Pick 9 (6.8%), Pick 10 (1.3%), Average pick of 6.2
Biggest Needs: Point Guard, Wing
Big Board: LaMelo Ball, Killian Hayes, Isaac Okoro, Obi Toppin

The Bulls are in a really interesting spot and they finally fired GarPax, meaning that the Bulls could finally have some success for the first time in years. The Bulls are in a very interesting spot as they could go in a multitude of directions this draft.

Many people have them selecting a point guard, but they just spent a lottery pick on Coby White last draft, so that might not be a wise idea. Otto Porter Jr. seems to be the player that the Bulls should replace if possible but as I’ve stated in these previews, there’s really only two quality wings.

If I were in the Bulls front office, I’d be thinking best available outside of Anthony Edwards because the Bulls have future all-Star Zach LaVine already on the roster.

Pretty much every mock draft has the Bulls taking a different player which would agree with my assessment that they just need to take the best available player.

I feel like LaMelo Ball would make the most sense to go to the Bulls but a backcourt of LaVine and Ball would be one of the least efficient shot-chucking backcourts ever. However, in this era stressing offense and shooting as many three’s as possible, this might just work.

Tyrese Haliburton might just be the perfect option for the Bulls if they stay in the pick 7-9 range. While very similar to Kris Dunn, Haliburton offers more of a complete game than Dunn so I wouldn’t worry about that too much.

Pairing Tyrese with LaVine would give the Bulls a very big backcourt and Haliburton’s defense and passing abilities would complement LaVine incredibly.

The other option would be a wing. Obi Toppin and Isaac Okoro would be the best two options, but another option would be the foreigner Deni Avdija. Deni will get Luka Doncic comparisons due to him being foreign, but I would actually say that the stereotypical comparison actually fits for once.

The difference between the two would be that Deni is a bit lankier and a better passer making him a point forward instead of a point guard like Luka.

Deni would likely need to put on significant muscle mass in order to be able to guard anyone on the defensive end, but if he were to be around when the Bulls were picking, that would be incredible value.

As us Pistons fans know all too well, European players are either busts or all-Stars so the Bulls should take the risk.