Thursday night, the NBA will put on a draft lottery like no other. Though typically held live, with team reps, select media and league officials present, this season’s ceremony will be broadcast virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
And for the third year in a row, the Bulls find themselves among the postseason castaways, praying on the patter of ping pong balls.
New executive vice president Artūras Karnišovas will rep the club (find the full list of team reps here) for its most recent lottery appearance. Will fortunes favor the Bulls this time around?
There’s only one way to find out.
How to watch
Date: Thursday, Aug. 20 | 7:30 p.m. CT
Stream: Watch ESPN, ESPN App
Notes: The program will run for 30 minutes, immediately followed by Game 2 of Blazers-Lakers at 8 p.m. CT
How to watch NBC Sports Chicago’s “Bulls Draft Lottery Special”
Date: Thursday, Aug. 20 | 8:00 p.m. CT
Stream: MyTeams app (download here)
Notes: Host Jason Goff, along with analysts Kendall Gill, Will Perdue and Bulls insider K.C. Johnson, will take a deep post-Draft Lottery dive and provide fans with expert commentary on all the top options the Bulls should consider taking on NBA Draft Night come Oct. 16.
No. 1 pick: 7.5%
No. 2 pick: 7.8%
No. 3 pick: 8.1%
No. 4 pick: 8.5%
No. 7 pick: 19.7%
No. 8 pick: 34.1%
No. 9 pick: 12.9%
No. 10 pick: 1.3%
No. 11 pick: 0.03%