The Bulls’ only first-round selection was at number four overall, where they shocked the world, going against every draft rumor on the internet by selecteing Patrick Williams, the 6’8″ Forward out of Florida State.
At first, all signs pointed towards the Bulls taking Deni Avdija’s, with the long history of drafting European players and due to his genuine fit within the team. Then a few hours before the draft, the rumor mill started buzzing surrounding a potential trade with Golden State in which the Bulls would give up Zach LaVine for the number two overall pick. They would use that pick to select LaMelo Ball and then strike a deal to bring Lonzo to Chicago to have a Chino Hills/Ball family reunion in the Bulls backcourt.
Obviously, none of this happened, and the Bulls ultimately selected Williams, which when it was all said and done really isn’t a bad pick.
Williams supplies Chicago with true defensive ability being able to guard (and play) the 1 through 4, he’s physically gifted and a phenomenal athlete. He’ll fit great on this Bulls roster and is a step in the right direction for this rebuilding Bulls team led by Zach LaVine.