The NBA Draft is a little over a week away. Teams are scheduling workouts and interviewing potential draftees. The Chicago Bulls have worked out a couple of second-round talent players.
But who should the Bulls look for in the NBA Draft? Is there a right answer?
What Do The Chicago Bulls Need In The 2022 NBA Draft?
The Bulls need a stretch forward to space out the floor and hit shots from the corners. There are a couple of players the Bulls could grab with the 18th overall pick.
Wendell Moore Jr.
Wendell Moore Jr. is the first person that comes to mind that should be available once the Chicago Bulls are on the clock.
The 6-foot-5 small forward out of Duke would be great for Chicago. A three-and-D forward that can knock down threes from the corners while bringing tremendous value on the defensive end.
Wendell Moore Jr. finished his junior year averaging 13.4 PPG, knocking down 50 percent of his shots from the floor, and 41.3 percent from behind the arc. On top of that, he averaged 5.3 RPG, 4.4 APG, and 1.4 SPG.
Check out the scouting report on Wendell Moore Jr. right here.
Another name to look for is Malaki Branham, a small forward out of Ohio State. In his freshman season, he averaged 13.7 PPG while shooting 41.6 percent from the three-point line.
The former Buckeye is an all-around shooter that can score anywhere on the court. His 6-foot-10 wingspan and 6-foot-5 frame give him great length as well.
Malaki Branham’s highlights could be in the Bulls’ future if they take him in the NBA Draft.
The slam-dunk steal for the Chicago Bulls would be Johnny Davis, the stud forward out of Wisconsin. It’s a long shot that Davis would still be available when the Bulls are on the clock, but anything is possible.
The No. 2-ranked small forward in the draft brings a lot to the table. Being a crafty scorer that can finish with both hands, Johnny Davis is a terrific mid-range shooter and is consistent from behind the arc.
In his sophomore season at Wisconsin, Davis averaged 19.7 PPG knocking down 42.7 percent of his shots. He also picked up 8.2 RPG and dished out 2.1 APG.
Defensively, Davis was the best defender on the Wisconsin team this past season. Picking up 1.2 steals per game while flirting with almost a block per game (0.7).
It’s Unlikely But We Can Hope For The Best In The 2022 NBA Draft
Johnny Davis is projected to go within the top 15 in the NBA Draft and it would be a great surprise if the Bulls snagged a star from Wisconsin, although it’s unlikely.
But picking up Malaki Branham or Wendell Moore Jr. would also be an excellent fit for the Chicago Bulls.
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