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Daniel Gafford to Make First Career Start vs. Pacers

The rookie big man will make his first career start vs. the Indiana Pacers.

Chicago Bulls center Daniel Gafford is gearing up to make his first career start at the United Center tonight against the Indiana Pacers.

The second-round pick out of Arkansas has been quite the surprise for Bulls fans this year. His highlight blocks and ferocious lobs have brought much hype and excitement around the young big-man.

This season, Gafford has appeared in 28 games, averaging 4.5 PPG, 2.3 RPG, and 1.4 BPG while playing 12.1 MPG.

Totals Table
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2019-2021CHINBAC2803395582.671005582.671.6711530.500313364105381248125
CareerNBA2803395582.671005582.671.6711530.500313364105381248125
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/10/2020.

With Wendell Carter Jr. being sidelined four to six weeks, Gafford has the chance to see a bulk of playing time and solidify himself as a key rotational player going forward. If he’s given the opportunity to play most minutes at the center position, Gafford has the chance to put up a pretty nice stat line.

Per 36 Minutes Table
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2019-2021CHINBAC2803395.88.7.6710.00.05.88.7.6711.63.2.5003.33.56.81.10.54.01.35.113.3
CareerNBA2803395.88.7.6710.00.05.88.7.6711.63.2.5003.33.56.81.10.54.01.35.113.3
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/10/2020.

It’ll be interesting to see if the young big man can make an impact with the starters.


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