Whether by draft makeup or dominance of the Warriors and Cavaliers, the Bulls may be forced to stray from their preferred philosophy this year.
You know the one: Find the multi-year player from the established, blue-chip program who's on the board when the Bulls select 16th in Thursday's NBA draft and slap a red baseball cap with the familiar horns logo on him.
There have been exceptions, of course. Luol Deng, who made two All-Star teams, arrived in a 2004 draft-day trade after just one season at Duke. Regrettably, so did Marquis Teague in 2012 after one season at Kentucky.
But from John Paxson's first draft in 2003, when Jay Williams' motorcycle accident pushed him...