I'm very excited about the upcoming draft and I think the Bulls front office should be as well.
There are three teams with two picks in the top 16 giving the Bulls a very good chance to swing a deal to move up to get a young impact player who could possibly turn into a star to pair with DRose for the future.
New Orleans has #1 and #10 so they might be looking to deal #10.
Portland has #6 and #11 so they might be looking to deal #11.
Houston has #14 and #16 so they might be looking to deal #16.
These are relatively young teams who don't want to get even younger with two more picks. They may be looking to get a few veterans to add to the mix and maybe we add our pick or our Charlotte pick to the deal to make it a better proposition.
We could surely get one of the top 4-5 shooting guards in the draft in that range. Brad Beal, Jeremy Lamb, Terrence Ross, Austin Rivers, or Dion Waiters.
If we don't pull off a trade I'd like for Evan Fournier to fall to us.
19 year old French shooting guard who reminds people a lot of Manu Ginobli.
We could keep him over in Europe for a few years to develop along with Nikola Mirotic and then bringing them over at the same time would be a really nice boost to the team when that time comes.
Orlando Johnson is a guy the Bulls should look out for. I actually thought he would declare for the draft last year. Im not putting my hopes on a rookie SG to save the Bulls but I think he would be a nice pick up. He played 4yrs of college ball so that will help his transition into the NBA even better.
Draft Harrison Barnes to take Deng's role. I'm unsure of Harrison Barnes. As a North Carolina fan i've watched practically every single one of his collegiate games and I'm still not sure.
He had games where he amazed me and I thought for sure he'd turn into an All-Star in the NBA, but then there were other games where he would just disappear and not show up and take over when needed.
If he applies himself, continues to have a good work ethic while working on his body he will turn into a very good player, but if not he could be average.
Potential to be Paul Pierce but can very well turn into Marvin Williams.
I'd be happy if we picked him, I know that our staff and our roster would help him I would just hope that he would really push himself.
I feel the same exact way, except I've seen maybe 10-12, because I hate UNC and refuse to watch them outside of the duke games, ACC finals, and the big dance.
I was pretty sure he was gonna be a good scorer at the next level. A guy who could shoot from anywhere and drive efficiently enough. But then at times like you said, he looks like a bust. Which I mean any guy can turn into a bust so that's whatever.
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Last year I definitely he was a bust because people were saying OH he's the next Kobe. and i was like ehh. I thought he was too short, and he didn't measure out well so maybe not. After reading his measurements, and having watched a handful of his games a rather small sample size, I don't like it.
He was 6'8 with a 6'11 wingspan not THAT good, but obviously not bad either and kinda skinny but with 9.8% body fat. I'd rather safely keep Deng, if he's the pick. Now if Beal falls, I'd take that trade pretty fast. Try and swing a deal for Ariza to at least keep the defensive side of Deng, and pray for the best with Rose, and when Mirotic comes over see what we got.