FanPost

An armchair look at potential Bull draftees

With the Bulls unlikely to make major moves this off-season, Bulls fans ought to get used to the idea of the Bulls drafting a guard with the 29th pick. Fortunately this draft looks deep especially at the guard spot. The Bulls could land a potential starting caliber player with this pick much like they did with Taj Gibson and Omer Asik. Here are some of the guards I like. I am not one who thinks they need an upgrade at point so i didn't include pure point guards in this list, seriously just bring back CJ Watson Gar.

Will Barton SG Memphis College PER 26.88: I like Barton despite his thin frame and ordinary athletic combine numbers. I like him because of his diverse skill set (18 and 8 boards last year with solid steal, assist, and block numbers) and length. He may lack the explosive athleticism to score a lot at he next level, but he can fill in the blanks and be the secondary play maker the Bulls need.


Doron Lamb SG Kentucky College PER 18.94: He is an elite shooter who is used to producing in a secondary role, which is what would be required of for the Bulls. He can handle the ball and shows some skill as a passer. He won't be a 20 point scorer in the NBA because he is a B- athlete, but I think he could an Arron Afflalo type guy.

Jeff Taylor SF Vanderbilt College PER 24.21: He's a premier athlete who isn't afraid to put his nose down and defend. He also improved his 3 point shot dramatically as a senior. There is a lot to like as long as you know that as 23 year old his ceiling is very limited. He can't make plays off the dribble and isn't very long, but I think he is the perfect rotation guy to swing between SF and SG.

Quincy Miller SF Baylor College PER 19.85: Doesn't play a position of need for the Bulls, but of all the guys who might fall to the Bulls he has the most potential to be a 20 point scorer. He is a good jump shooter and if his combine number are any indication he has fully recovered physically from his torn ACL(one of the rare current players who has had a slow ACL recovery.) He also handles the ball well so he should be able to get to the hoop. 6'9 athletic jump shooters don't come around every day and if Miller is available the Bulls have to take him. I don't know what else he will be good at, but I would be shocked if he struggled to score on the next level.

I am not crazy about John Jenkins (too one dimensional would have to a GREAT shooter to contribute for the Bulls.) Orlando Johnson seems slow when I watch him and I think he will be a spot up shooter in the NBA who isn't the 3 point shooter that Jenkins or Lamb is. Tony Wroten intrigues me because guys who can get to the lane and pass are valuable to an offense, but I worry about how wild he plays and obviously his horrendous shot.

Jeff Taylor and Doron Lamb seems like the safe picks to me, while Miller and Barton have a higher ceiling, but more concerns about where they will fit in the NBA. It will be interesting to see which way the Bulls go.

Sources: ESPN.com, Draft Express.com.

FanPosts are user-created posts from the BlogABull community, and are to be treated as the opinions and views of that particular user, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blog a Bull

You must be a member of Blog a Bull to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blog a Bull. You should read them.

Join Blog a Bull

You must be a member of Blog a Bull to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blog a Bull. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker