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Bulls have had their eyes on Tuesday's NBA draft lottery ever since deciding to rebuild

Tuesday night is, at least in part, why the Bulls traded Jimmy Butler last June.

Tuesday night is fully why Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday were removed as starters after the All-Star break. It's why Cameron Payne was throwing alley-oops to Cristiano Felicio down the stretch run. And it's why the Bulls lost their final four games in virtually unwatchable, barely competitive fashion.

The Bulls avoided the $600,000 fine the

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