As is usually the case with teams that enjoy regular-season success, the Bulls won't have the opportunity to pick from the top-heavy slew of prospects considered to have star potential in the upcoming NBA Draft.
However, with the 29th overall selection, they will have a chance to find a diamond in the rough for a roster in need of contributors next season, regardless of prior professional experience.
Now, it may be asking too much for the front office to get a late first-round pick as ready to immediately establish himself as Taj Gibson, the No. 26 pick back in 2009, but next season, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau might not have the luxury of easing along a rookie as slowly as he did with backup center Omer Asik or swingman Jimmy Butler in the past.
The organization has already begun the process of bringing in prospects and there has been and will continue to be a flurry of activity leading to this week's NBA pre-draft combine in Chicago.
Over the weekend, the Bulls worked out Michigan State forward Draymond Green, St. Bonaventure power forward Andrew Nicholson and Iona point guard Scott Machado, a rare trio of four-year college players considered first-round prospects.
Monday, the last scheduled the last Berto Center workout on the slate until the following week, according to a source. Monday's workout is scheduled to feature Syracuse center Fab Melo, Vanderbilt sharpshooter John Jenkins, Oregon State guard Jared Cunningham and Xavier point guard Tu Holloway, among others.