This one is for the masochists.
The Bulls fell from the fourth-best odds to the seventh pick in the NBA Draft. It was just about worst-case scenario. There will still be talented players available at No. 7 and the Bulls have had success with No. 7 overall picks in recent drafts (Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr.), but fans with hopes of Zion or Ja had their dreams dashed.
This hurts pic.twitter.com/8NI88xTeg5— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) May 15, 2019
The pain in their voices is palatable.
In the ballroom where the Lottery was held, the reaction to the Bulls falling to No. 7 wasn't much different.
Absolute feel of drama in the lottery ballroom here in Chicago...deflation when the Bulls dropped from 4th to 7th...NOT the Chicago election result many of us hoped for...— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) May 15, 2019
On the NBC Sports Chicago Lottery show, Will Perdue blamed Horace Grant for not wearing his "lucky" goggles to the Lottery. He brought the goggles. He didn't wear the goggles.
On the upside, Bulls fans seemed to enjoy the fact that the Knicks didn't get the top pick. The Knicks had the worst record in the league, but still fell to No. 3. Misery loves company.
The Lottery did not go well for the Bulls— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) May 15, 2019
But at least the Knicks didn't get the top pick😛 pic.twitter.com/YaTfkPhvxh
Suns, Bulls, Hawks, Cavaliers all drop out the top 4 🤯 pic.twitter.com/09x2ztXKoB— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 15, 2019
Meanwhile, in New Orleans...