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Bulls have No. 4 pick in NBA draft. Here's their mixed history at that spot, from Tom Boerwinkle to Eddy Curry.

By Jamal Collier, Chicago Tribune on

Published in Basketball

Boerwinkle also set a team record with 37 rebounds in a game against the Suns on Jan. 8, 1970. His selection helped the Bulls for about a decade and the organization hopes this year's draft pick will have the same kind of staying power.

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Marcus Fizer, 2000

The 2000 NBA draft will go down as one of the worst draft classes in modern league history, so perhaps the Bulls can be cut some slack for missing with this pick.

Marcus Fizer's career with the team was largely forgettable. There were trade rumors from the beginning of his selection, considering the Bulls already had Elton Brand at his position, but he ended up playing four seasons in Chicago.

He had a solid rookie season and peaked during his second year, but he finished an underwhelming career in Chicago averaging 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 232 games. After leaving the Bulls, Fizer bounced around for parts of two more seasons before he was out of the league.

 

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Eddy Curry, 2001

Eddy Curry's four-year tenure with the Bulls was filled with ups and downs. And while he was talented and once their leading scorer for a playoff team, his flaws ultimately were too large for him to become the big man the Bulls were hoping they could build around long-term.

Curry entered the NBA draft surrounded by hype coming out of Thornwood High School, which was only heightened when he was selected by his hometown team along with the second pick in the draft, Tyson Chandler.

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