For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Bulls will be picking seventh in the NBA Draft. Here are three lessons learned after the Bulls’ envelope was shown.
We all know now what went down at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday in Chicago. Let’s just say, if you aren’t a fan of the New Orleans Pelicans or Memphis Grizzlies (with a nod to the Los Angeles Lakers who magically — pun intended — leaped to the fourth overall pick), you probably aren’t that pleased.
If the Chicago Bulls are your team, well, seven is the (un)lucky number yet again.
With the Bulls possessing the No. 7 overall pick for the third consecutive draft, maybe it’s time to just retire the number and let it reside forever in the rafters of the United Center. Sorry, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, you probably won’t be invited to the ceremony.
Despite the disappointment of not winning the lottery, there are some lessons the Bulls and their fans can learn from following the spectacle that occurred on Tuesday in the Windy City.
One bonus lesson included here is, as exciting and dramatic as the lottery is, it also can be incredibly anti-climatic. Seeing the Bulls logo emerge from the envelope so far from the top spot was disheartening for every Chicago fan.
Let’s face it, when you’re playing the lottery, you aren’t really paying attention to odds, especially if you’re playing with someone else’s money. As detailed here, the Bulls had a better chance of the seventh pick than they did of landing the fourth pick. But when the top prize is Zion Williamson, who really cares about the odds?
Here’s a look at three lessons from the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery.