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The Chicago Bulls Have 'Huge Internal Confidence' In Patrick Williams

Will P-Will take the next step in 2022-23?
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Tell us something we don't know. Chicago Bulls reporter K.C. Johnson was on 670 The Score this morning. He told hosts Mully and Haugh that the Bulls front office has "huge internal confidence" in Patrick Williams. They believe he is ready to take the next step.

Williams was the first draft pick of the new Bulls era. He was selected with the fourth pick of the 2020 NBA Draft. The three players that went ahead of him were Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, and LaMelo Ball. Williams entered the league with serious two-way potential. He can defend, shoot, and get to the rim.

Williams has shown flashes of potential on both ends of the court. The confidence the Bulls have in this young man is off the charts. It is widely reported that the Bulls were unwilling to add Williams' name to any trade scenarios. The faith in his potential and his work ethic must speak volumes to what Arturas Karnsiovas and Marc Eversley think he can become. In addition, he's been working with DeMar DeRozan all summer as well, learning from one of the best.

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In some Bulls fans' eyes, this offseason was underwhelming. No major moves were made. The Bulls once again avoided the luxury tax. If Williams can become the star he's believed to be, outside of bringing in Kevin Durant, the Bulls could end with a best-case scenario. Willams taking the next leap into superstardom alongside Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan will award the Bulls' patience thus far.