When you really think about it, what do the Bulls have? Young legs. A few guys who can kind of score. A few who are, you know, tall.
And what do they need? To get bigger and stronger. To shoot and defend better. To learn how to win. And pretty much anything else you could think of.
In this week’s “Polling Place” — your weekly home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter — we asked about the Bulls, who own the No. 4 pick heading into Wednesday’s NBA draft. We asked about the new man running the show, Arturas Karnisovas. Also: We asked respondents whom they’d select if they held the No. 1 pick.
Top vote-getter: LaMelo Ball.
“Ball? (Expletive) that,” @redskeeter commented. “Must be Cubs fans voting for Ball.”
You people are simply delightful. On to the polls:
Poll No. 1: What’s the No. 1 attribute the Bulls’ first-round pick must bring to the team?
Our weekly @suntimes "Polling Place" is back, friends. Let us hear from you! Selected comments will appear in Saturday's paper.— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) November 12, 2020
Q1: What's the No. 1 attribute the Bulls' first-round pick (No. 4 overall) in Wednesday's draft must bring to the team?
Upshot: “Shooter who can play some defense,” @robtoba wrote, upping the ante. Asked @turkeybas, “How do you not include playmaking in this?” If we had a do-over, we probably would. Bottom line, though, is the ball has to go in the basket. The Bulls are a lot better at chucking up threes than they are at making them.
Poll No. 2: How confident are you in Bulls vice president Arturas Karnisovas and his team?
Q2: How confident are you in Bulls vice president Arturas Karnisovas and his team?— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) November 12, 2020
Upshot: It’s a whole new world over at Bulls HQ, with Marc Eversley in the role of general manager, Billy Donovan a clear upgrade at coach and, of course, Karnisovas at the top of the basketball food chain. After so many years of suffering at the hands of the GarPax regime, Bulls fans are eager to believe in the future.
Poll No. 3: Who’d be your No. 1 overall pick?
Who'd be your No. 1 overall pick?— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) November 12, 2020
Upshot: Ball is a 6-7 point guard and the best player in the family, according to big bro Lonzo. Those who follow the college game closely and saw Edwards ball out as a freshman at Georgia might have a hard time understanding how he finished second here.