Oh, the possibilities for Bulls in NBA draft
BY NEIL HAYES firstname.lastname@example.org June 27, 2012 9:56PM
Memphis v Miami
Updated: July 29, 2012 5:16PM
Here are the players the Bulls are most likely to draft based on 25 mock drafts. The first number indicates how many mock drafts show the Bulls selecting that player. The last number is the player’s age:
6: Will Barton
Memphis, SG/SF, 6-6, 174 pounds, 21: A long, athletic player who works and rebounds hard. Needs to pack on muscle but has scoring potential and could be a sleeper. His ability to penetrate is intriguing for a Bulls team that has had some trouble creating shots.
4: John Jenkins
Vanderbilt, SG, 6-4, 212, 21.: He might be the best pure shooter in the draft, especially when it comes to spotting up and coming off screens, which makes him a candidate to help fill Kyle Korver’s role. Doesn’t excel in any other area, however, and could be a defensive liability.
3: Tyshawn Taylor
Kansas, PG, 6-4, 177, 22: He has the first step and top-end speed to be a quality replacement for Derrick Rose but hasn’t always made the best decisions on and off the court.
3: Tony Wroten Jr.
Washington, PG/SG, 6-5, 203, 19: Wroten has the size and athleticism to have a lengthy NBA career. He’s aggressive with the ball, can create his own shot and is a solid defender. Needs to improve with his left hand to reach maximum potential.
2: Evan Fournier
Poitiers (France), SG/SF, 6-7, 206, 19: Is a budding star after averaging 14 points in 26 minutes during his second full season in French first division. He has proved he has court vision, can create his own shot and has three-point range but can he continue to improve at the NBA level?
2: Orlando Johnson
Santa Barbara, SG, 6-5, 224, 23:Small-school concerns alleviated by his solid play against quality competition. Has great range and brought the ball up at times in college. Had a knack for making difficult shots while being the centerpiece of his team’s offense.
2: Doron Lamb
Kentucky, SG, 6-5, 199, 20:More a slasher with excellent range than a pure point guard, he played a critical role on both ends for the national champions. Sometimes struggles to get a shot and finish inside but could be solid defender in Tom Thibodeau’s scheme.
2: Marquis Teague
Kentucky, PG, 6-2, 165, 19: The brother of Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague was a key player for the national champions. Has top-end talent but needs to learn to play more under control and to give more effort defensively.
1: Draymond Green
Michigan State, PF, 6-6, 235, 22: Intriguing player because he’s one of the best passing big men in the country and is the kind of player who could fit in with the Bulls even though he’s a tweener who doesn’t match up well defensively against small forwards or power forwards.