Bulls End-of-Season Report Cards: Small Forward
End-of-season grades for the 2019-20 Chicago Bulls small forwards.
Bulls fans, we’re back with another installment of the end-of-season report cards for the Chicago Bulls. If you missed the first edition, the centers were the point of focus. This time, we’re looking at the three position. Let’s get into the 2019-20 Bulls’ small forwards.
Kris Dunn goes on this list because he was primarily listed as the small forward while he was healthy. Dunn struggled mightily on offense this year, especially from deep, shooting a career-low 25%. He posted career-lows in basically every category.
How ever, Dunn’s defense was stellar, per usual. That’s the value a guy like Kris Dunn brings to a team. He may not be a starter, but he brings grit and toughness on defense to bother any team’s best perimeter player. If he could somehow find a way to elevate his offensive game, he would be a legitimate threat.
2019-20 NBA Season Final Grade: C+
Well, this one is an obvious disappointment. The reason it’s a disappointment is that Chandler was hurt throughout the season again. The former first-round pick showed flashes of a high-end rotational player at points, but he just can’t seem to stay healthy. What’s there to gain?
Toward the end of the season, Hutchison had a few scoring outbursts and looked dynamic on the offensive end. His on-ball defense needs to improve though if he wants to take the next step.
It’s hard to give a grade based on only 28 games, but it has to be done.
2019-20 NBA Season Final Grade: D
Otto Porter Jr.
Over two seasons in Chicago, the highest-paid player on the team has only appeared in 29 games. Otto struggled at the beginning of the season and was then diagnosed with a foot injury that kept him out most of the campaign. No player ever wants to get hurt, but it’s been a disappointing tenure here in Chicago for OPJ. Otto has the potential to be that three-and-D wing the Bulls need, but the injuries have piled up and derailed any plans of it.
2019-20 NBA Season Final Grade: F
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