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Bulls select Patrick Williams with No. 4 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft

The Chicago Bulls have picked Patrick Williams with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. We break down what it means.

Florida State Seminoles forward Patrick Williams passes against the Boston College Eagles during the second half at Donald L. Tucker Center. Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls had the fourth pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and selected FSU F Patrick Williams on Wednesday night virtually from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The Bulls moved up to the 4th pick from the 7th slot after the draft lottery back in August. Chicago finished last season 22-43, missing the postseason again. Here we’ll take a look at the Bulls depth and the fantasy basketball outlook for their first-round pick.

So this is a bit of a reach for the Bulls at No. 4 but reports had been out earlier that they love Williams. So this will be the first pick in the Arturas Karnisovas-Billy Donovan era Bulls. Honestly, as a Bulls fan, this doesn’t do much for me personally. Williams is a fine prospect but not somebody who should be going in the top 5 of a draft. He can do a lot of things but isn’t great at anything in particular other than on the defensive end (BILLY D SPECIAL). Williams isn’t a PF and is more of a tweener 3-4 at the next level to me. Overall, underwhelming pick.

Fantasy basketball analysis

Williams doesn’t have an inside track to start in Year 1 as of now. The Bulls could opt to move some players and Wendell Carter Jr. had popped up in some trade rumors earlier. Williams will likely slot in behind Otto Porter Jr. as the backup SF and should see some playing time off the bench. He won’t have much fantasy basketball value starting out. Williams isn’t an overwhelming offensive player. His 3-point shot appears to need work. Williams is more of a slasher, so in that respect he’ll have some value on the break. Coby White isn’t the type of point guard to get Williams to where he needs to be at this point in time. White has a ton of upside but Williams seems like — at best — a potential 3-and-D prospect.