The Bulls saw a stroke of lottery fortune favor them Thursday night, when they cashed in 8.5 percent odds to jump from their No. 7 pre-lottery slot to the No. 4 overall pick.
Who should (or will) they take? It’s difficult to fully gauge the new front office at this point, but executive vice president of basketball operations Artūras Karnišovas has repeatedly stressed that talent will be the ultimate determinant of who’s selected. Need has no bearing.
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“I don’t think you address needs at the 4. You get the best talent,” Karnišovas said in a post-lottery conference call. “That’s what we’re going to be looking for with the highest upside player.”
In past comments, Karnišovas has also described his preferred style of play as being high-paced, ball-movement-oriented and read-and-react-styled.
With all that in mind — but without