The Chicago Bulls Best Draft Options

After all of the excitement yesterday for the Chicago Bears, I decided to look at the Chicago Bulls best draft options for the upcoming NBA Draft.

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After all of the excitement yesterday for the Chicago Bears, I decided to look at the Chicago Bulls best draft options for the upcoming NBA Draft. Obviously, the ping pong balls haven’t been drawn yet, but let’s just assume we will stay locked into the fourth spot.

Now, assuming picks 1-3 will be Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, and RJ Barrett, the Bulls still have a plethora of great talent to choose from. Let’s take a look at a few of the players the Bulls could go with.

Jarrett Culver (Photo Credit: Spokesman.com)

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The 6ft 6in guard out of Texas Tech could be a great fit for the Bulls. His ability to get to the basket would be a huge get for the Bulls. Culver is an above-average passer which would open many open looks for Lauri Markkanen, Zach Lavine, and Wendell Carter Jr. Culver likes to drive and kick and with the shooters already available to him on this team, it seems like a good match. Though, the one big glaring hole in this starting lineup is the Point Guard position. Culver is a shooting guard so adding him to this roster could see Zach LaVine move down to the Point Guard spot. Zach played well as the primary ball handler last year, so that could be an intriguing option.

Per Game Table
Season School Conf G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS SOS
2017-18 Texas Tech Big 12 37 20 26.4 3.9 8.6 .455 2.4 4.7 .514 1.5 3.9 .382 1.9 2.9 .648 1.1 3.7 4.8 1.8 1.1 0.7 1.5 2.1 11.2 9.60
2018-19 Texas Tech Big 12 38 38 32.5 6.7 14.5 .461 5.4 10.3 .526 1.3 4.2 .304 3.9 5.5 .707 1.4 5.0 6.4 3.7 1.4 0.6 2.7 1.9 18.5 9.53
Career Texas Tech 75 58 29.5 5.3 11.6 .459 3.9 7.5 .522 1.4 4.1 .341 2.9 4.2 .687 1.2 4.4 5.6 2.8 1.3 0.6 2.1 2.0 14.9 9.56
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 4/28/2019.

Cam Reddish (Photo Credit: Heavy.com)

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Cam Reddish has been a player I’ve been interested in since the moment he committed to Duke. Cam is a 6ft 8in Shooting Guard/Small Forward and has a ton of potential. Cam didn’t shine as bright as fellow Duke teammates, Zion Williamson, and RJ Barrett, but he did have his moments. Cam can get to the rim at will and his size will bother many smaller defenders in the league. The problem I see with adding Cam is how he responded being the third option at Duke. Many expected Zion and Cam to be the driving forces and it just didn’t work out that way. Cam disappeared in big moments often and seemed lost standing in the corner waiting for the ball to come his way. Now, this isn’t to say he can’t fit in with the Bulls, Cam is just going to be more of a “project”. Instead of being an NBA ready player, I feel Cam will go through growing pains but the risk will be worth the reward. In this potential lineup, Zach would move to the PG spot, Cam Reddish, SG, Otto Porter, SF, Lauri Markkanen, PF, and Wendell Carter, C. Each and every person in that lineup have the potential to shoot over 35% from downtown and get to the rim. They are also all above average passers and extraordinary athletes.

Per Game Table
Season School Conf G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS SOS
2018-19 Duke ACC 36 35 29.7 4.3 12.0 .356 1.8 4.6 .394 2.5 7.4 .333 2.4 3.2 .772 0.6 3.1 3.7 1.9 1.6 0.6 2.7 2.4 13.5 11.97
Career Duke 36 35 29.7 4.3 12.0 .356 1.8 4.6 .394 2.5 7.4 .333 2.4 3.2 .772 0.6 3.1 3.7 1.9 1.6 0.6 2.7 2.4 13.5 11.97
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 4/28/2019.

Darius Garland (NashvillePost.Com)

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I like this pick over Coby White, there I said it!

Garland is coming off of a lost Freshman season at Vanderbilt which saw him play in only 5 games. Garland tore his Meniscus 2 minutes into a game against Kent State and he sat out the rest of the season, opting to get surgery to repair the injury. Now, I know Bulls fans don’t want to add a Point Guard with a history of knee injuries but Garland is something special. This kid can shoot, pass, drive, and defend. He does everything on the court well and he does fill the biggest need on this team, Point Guard.

Per Game Table
Season School Conf G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS SOS
2018-19 Vanderbilt SEC 5 5 27.8 5.8 10.8 .537 3.6 6.2 .581 2.2 4.6 .478 2.4 3.2 .750 0.4 3.4 3.8 2.6 0.8 0.4 3.0 1.4 16.2 7.79
Career Vanderbilt 5 5 27.8 5.8 10.8 .537 3.6 6.2 .581 2.2 4.6 .478 2.4 3.2 .750 0.4 3.4 3.8 2.6 0.8 0.4 3.0 1.4 16.2 7.79
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 4/28/2019.

 

This draft isn’t as deep as years prior, so the Bulls need to hit the nail on the head with their pick. If I’m the GM, I am taking Garland. I see star power in that young man and the potential to help take this team to new heights.

This will all be discussed on BullsOnTap Podcast when we start our NBA draft coverage! So be on the lookout for that!

 


Featured Photo Credit: ChicagoTribune.Com

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