With the 4th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls selected Florida State forward Patrick Williams.
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Edwards, who doesn’t turn 20 until next August as the second youngest player in this draft, is a physically imposing 6-8, 225 pound forward with a defensive mentality.
One of the concerns about the Bulls in recent seasons was the lack of physical, dominating play.
Williams would presumably address that with an aggressive game, a long seven-foot wing span and in perhaps a tribute to the late Jerry Krause a wide frame and broad shoulders that suggest ample room to grow. Krause, the longtime Bulls general manager, was known for spotting the extreme physical characteristics, which led the Bulls to Scottie Pippen.
Though Williams comes with warnings signs, in part, because of his youth and inexperience.
He’s primarily, at least for now, a scorer with a spot up mid range game and cutting to the basket scoring. He didn’t attempt many threes and shot just over 30 percent. But making more than 80 percent of his free throws suggests he will be a capable shooter.
Williams will have plenty of opportunity to earn minutes quite immediately on a Bulls squad with plenty of holes to fill.