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2020 NBA Mock Draft: Expert picks for Bulls with 1 week to go

Georgia’s Anthony Edwards and Ulm’s Killian Hayes are among those ending up with the Bulls in the latest mock drafts.

Cholet’s Killian Hayes, left, drives to the basket during the French Cup under-17 final in Paris on April 22, 2017. Hayes is now a top prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft.
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With one week remaining until the 2020 NBA Draft, mystery remains around who the Bulls will be selecting with the No. 4 overall pick. This is their first chance to make a big move under the front office of Arturas Karnisovas, and they would surely love to kick off the process of building a winner by hitting on draft night.

A series of recent mock drafts from several prominent outlets continue a trend of the Bulls targeting offensive playmakers in the lottery. ESPN, in a mock draft of “perfect picks” for each team, says the Bulls should take Georgia’s Anthony Edwards. The Athletic sees Iowa State point guard Tyrese Haliburton as the guy.

CBS Sports goes with a bigger player in Dayton forward Obi Toppin, who went from unknown recruit to National Player of the Year. “I’d personally make him the favorite to be Rookie of the Year while helping Billy Donovan establish a culture that eventually brings the Bulls back to respectability,” Gary Parrish writes.

Or maybe the Bulls will look internationally with Israeli forward Deni Avdija or Killian Hayes, a smooth 6-5 guard who was born in Florida, grew up in France and played last season for one of Germany’s top teams at age 19.

NBC Sports projects the Bulls to take Hayes over Haliburton, Toppin and Israeli forward Deni Avdija. Bleacher Report and The Ringer go with Avdija as the Bulls’ pick.

Five of those six mock drafts do agree on one thing: LaMelo Ball as the No. 1 overall pick to the Timberwolves. For all of the questions around Ball, who most recently played in Australia, it seems unlikely the Bulls will have the chance to draft him.

2020 NBA Mock Draft – Experts’ Bulls picks

ESPN: Anthony Edwards, Georgia
The Athletic: Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State
CBS Sports: Obi Toppin, Dayton
NBC Sports: Killian Hayes, Ulm (Germany)
The Ringer: Deni Avdija, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Bleacher Report: Deni Avdija, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)