10 best draft choices by the Bulls since 1990

Derrick Rose was named MVP for the 2010-11 season. [Image Source: Flickr | Steve Bumbaugh]
Derrick Rose was named MVP for the 2010-11 season. [Image Source: Flickr | Steve Bumbaugh]

While his career in Chicago was marred with injuries, Derrick Rose is a former MVP.

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Moving on to the next team in this series, let’s now take a look at the 10 best draft choices by the Chicago Bulls since 1990.

In order to make the list, the player must have actually been drafted by the team (Lauri Markkanen was acquired in a draft-day deal and was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves). Only impact while with the Bulls is considered (LaMarcus Aldridge was drafted by Chicago but never played for them). This also isn’t exactly a top-10 players drafted by Chicago since 1990 list since where they were selected makes a difference (if a 27th overall pick has nearly as much impact as a fourth overall pick, the 27th pick will be higher). Someone like Wendell Carter Jr. will likely be on the list after a couple more strong seasons.

All Bulls draft picks were found at Basketball Reference.

1

Derrick Rose - 1st round, 1st overall (2008)

While injuries marred the latter part of his stay in Chicago, Rose was the 2010-11 MVP, the 2007-08 Rookie of the Year, and made three straight All-Star teams in his second through fourth seasons when he combined to average 22.7 points and 7.1 assists. FanSided recently discussed whether the Bulls should retire his jersey number.

2

Jimmy Butler - 1st round, 30th overall (2011)

An All-Star in each of his last three seasons with the Bulls (2014-15 until 2016-17), Butler averaged at least 20 points in each of his All-Star seasons, and three times was named to the All-Defensive Second Team while with Chicago.

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