With the NBA draft coming up, the Bulls need to consider what talent best fits their system. There are many players that could easily fit right in with the Chicago Bulls. In order to take the next step, the Bulls need more playmakers and floor spacers.
Michael Porter Jr. would be an excellent fit
Although he has been sidelined at Missouri due to a back injury, Porter is still a valuable player. Porter stands at 6 feet 10 inches tall with a skill set that can be compared to high-profile guards. He could be plugged right into the starting rotation and be exactly what the Bulls need.
For Porter, the sky is the limit if his injury doesn’t slow him down. He could be an elite small forward in the league, which is important because the best teams are usually led by a player at that position. His shooting and ball handling ability would be hard to defend.
Perimeter scoring is the foundation of the best teams in the NBA right now. Porter is the ideal player for the modern NBA. He is fast, tall and will space the floor. If he is still available when the Bulls are up to pick, he should be a no-brainer.
Trae Young has all of the tools to be an offensive game changer
The Oklahoma star is playing some of the most electrifying college basketball in history. Young has all of the talents in the world and could be a nightmare for opposing defenses. He can stretch the floor, penetrate through defenses and make incredible passing plays. Despite all of this, he still needs a lot of work.
Young needs to work on creating fewer turnovers. He currently averages 5.3 turnovers per game, which is very dangerous. But when looking at this statistic, it should also be noted that Oklahoma’s entire offense is run through him. So, if Young were to play on a team that had more weapons in its arsenal, he probably wouldn’t turn the ball over as often.
He’s going to have some growing pains but his talents will transfer to the NBA
When you have a three-point shot like his, the sky is the limit. Young may not come straight into the NBA ready to take opposing teams by storm, but he will get there. Also, his passing ability isn’t something to be neglected. He is a gifted passer. His game just has to mature, and when it does look out.
Kevin Knox could be a nice piece next to Lauri Markkanen
Knox has a similar skill set that could be compared to Markkanen, but don’t get me wrong they aren’t on the same level. Still, it would be interesting to see them play off of each other.
His developing three-point shot is very impressive. He currently has a three-point shooting percentage of .353. With his athleticism and quickness at his height of 6 feet 9 inches. It would definitely bring another tool that would cause a problem for other teams.
Pairing him and Markkanen together would be beautiful to witness. The offense would have a lot of moving parts. Not only would they have to worry about their perimeter shooting ability, but they would also have to respect their ability to drive. The two of them together would definitely add to the Bulls offensive production.
Troy Brown Jr. is a playmaker offensively and defensively
Coming from Oregon at 6 feet 7 inches, Brown is undervalued, but when he gets to the NBA he won’t be. He is a complete player. Brown plays hard, plays defense, gets his teammates involved and can create his own shot. He will affect any team positively in the NBA.
The Bulls don’t have a solid small forward and although Brown is a guard, he could definitely fill that position. He has extreme defensive versatility and strength. He knows how to use his body on offense and defense. Players like him are rare and can always be helpful in a multitude of aspects.
Offensively, he isn’t afraid of any defender. He’ll drive by anyone and he knows how to make adjustments in the paint to finish. But if he can’t score on the play, he’ll definitely find an open teammate. The Bulls could use him and hopefully they’ll draft him.
Brown is only going to get better as the years pass by. He has talent and a good work ethic, which can only translate to a good future.
Special thanks to Ezekiel Cappel for helping with the research of player evaluations.