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Bulls 2013 NBA Draft Big Board: first and second round targets

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TheMoon went through all the positions, now here's 'em altogether.

Again! 2 in one photo! EDITING
Again! 2 in one photo! EDITING

The draft previews compared players at the same positions but did not give a sense of where they stand in relation to the whole. I made up this "big board" to show more or less where I think they stand as prospects. While I am only considering players who might have a chance of falling to the Bulls I have not considered the Bulls' needs while making this board. Though that does not matter to me personally since I believe the Bulls should draft the best player available.



1) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

1) Solomon Hill

2) Tony Mitchell

2) Michael Snaer

3) Jamaal Franklin

3) Andre Roberson

4) Nate Wolters

4) Arsalan Kazemi

5) Mike Muscala

5) Brandon Davies

6) Gorgui Dieng

6) Reginald Buckner

7) Glen Rice

7) James Ennis

8) Lorenzo Brown

8) Jack Cooley

9) Reggie Bullock

9) BJ Young

10) Allen Crabbe

10) Archie Goodwin

11) Mason Plumlee

11) Myck Kabongo

12) Jackie Carmichael

12) Rodney Williams

13) Tony Snell

13) Khalif Wyatt

14) Tim Hardaway Jr.

14) Adonis Thomas

15) Jeff Withey

15) Carrick Felix


  • I am assuming certain things about certain players. For instance, I am assuming Mitchell is not bombing the interviews and has not showed up at a workout wearing a Hawaiian shirt or something crazy like that.
  • I am assuming Muscala has the potential to add enough strength to his frame to approach average for an NBA center.
  • Brandon Davies is someone I chose not to highlight in the draft previews because I do not have a lot of statistical evidence to support him as a draft-worthy prospect. I like him a lot because I like watching him a lot. He is a great passer and finisher, and he is a very crafty player with a penchant for making college bigs look silly (as you can see here and here). He has solid size and athleticism, and more than a hint of a midrange game. Unfortunately he does have a red flag. He was suspended by his university for not being a virgin like all the other students at BYU undoubtedly are.
  • Similarly, I did not preview Jack Cooley. He is strong and has a solid physical impact to go along with a budding midrange game. He lacks creativity though.
  • Adonis Thomas left Memphis after disappointing everyone who knew of him going in to college. There is no statistical argument for drafting him at all. There is probably no statistical argument for even bringing him in to training camp. The argument for Thomas is his outstanding physical profile for a small forward. His strength is terrific for a 20 year old, he has the third highest no-step vert for a wing over the last three years and above average length. Here's a video of Thomas in action.
  • I put KCP on this board, but I will be astonished if he falls out of the lottery.
  • No Euros and no Ricky Ledo on the board. I think they should be considered, and a couple look pretty good at a glance, but I have no opinions on them.