K.C. Johnson answers your Bulls questions.When the Bulls traded Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans in order to get a first-round pick, do you think part of the rationale was to package it with their own first-round pick to move up in the draft? I look at this draft and it’s really top-heavy. I just don’t see the value with using and keeping the 22nd pick. — Mark, ChicagoThe Pelicans were 27-23 when the Bulls pulled the trigger on the trade, which, it should be noted, Mirotic requested. The Pelicans held a two-game lead on the Clippers, the 10th-seeded team in the West. Obviously, the ideal scenario would’ve been for the Pelicans to miss the playoffs and give the Bulls another lottery pick as long as it didn’t fall in the protections of Nos. 1-5. To the Pelicans’ credit, they qualified for the postseason, with Mirotic’s strong play a big reason why. The pick still could’ve been as high as No. 20 had random drawings for tiebreakers broken the … [Read more...] about Bulls Q&A: What value does the No. 22 pick hold? Can Lauri Markkanen be best player on title team?