Bulls And Blackhawks Hope To Improve Fortunes Through The Draft

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8), guard Rajon Rondo (9), guard Dwyane Wade (3) and forward Jimmy Butler (21) walk on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Miami. The Bulls defeated the Heat 98-95.
Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8), guard Rajon Rondo (9), guard Dwyane Wade (3) and forward Jimmy Butler (21) walk on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Miami. The Bulls defeated the Heat 98-95. Lynne Sladky / AP Photo
Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8), guard Rajon Rondo (9), guard Dwyane Wade (3) and forward Jimmy Butler (21) walk on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Miami. The Bulls defeated the Heat 98-95.
Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8), guard Rajon Rondo (9), guard Dwyane Wade (3) and forward Jimmy Butler (21) walk on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Miami. The Bulls defeated the Heat 98-95. Lynne Sladky / AP Photo

Bulls And Blackhawks Hope To Improve Fortunes Through The Draft

The Bulls hope the big trade they pulled off Thursday night, in which all-star Jimmy Butler went to the Minnesota Timberwolves, will mark the beginning of a successful rebuild. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks hope their picks in Friday night’s NHL draft will cure whatever ailed them after being swept from the 2017 playoffs in the first round by a No. 8 seed. 

WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout talks about what the Bulls got, what the Blackhawks want, and if their respective front offices are on the right track.