clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chicago Bulls mock draft roundup: Three common names pop up with 16th spot

Here are the players that some of the draft experts believe are a good fit

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-North Carolina vs Duke Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With the NBA lottery has been completed and the order set, it’s officially draft season. Which means a lot of mock drafts will be posted all over the internet. Here is a look at some of the mocks and who they have the Chicago Bulls taking with the 16th pick. You can check out last years chart and how the experts fared when it came to accurately picking Chicago’s selection. Once again, check out our friends at Brew Hoop who did something like this last year with the Milwaukee Bucks.

There’s a split on basically three guys.

Who are the Bulls going to take?

Mock Drafter Bulls selection
Mock Drafter Bulls selection
Chad Ford- ESPN Donovan Mitchell
Ricky O'Donnell - SB Nation Terrance Ferguson
Chris Stone - Fansided/The Step Back Luke Kennard
Gary Parrish - CBS Sports Terrance Ferguson
Johnathan Givnoy - The Vertical/DraftExpress Luke Kennard
Jeremy Woo - SI Donovan Mitchell
Scott Howard-Cooper - Luke Kennard
Sean Deveny- Sporting News OG Anuoby
Bulls Mock Draft 2017

Looking at Kennard, Mitchell, and Ferguson, the one common thing is that they are very good offensive players. Luke Kennard was Duke’s best player last season. The lefty can really shoot it from deep, knocking down 43.8% of his three-point attempts this past season while being Duke’s top scorer. He certainly fits the bill in terms of helping Chicago with three-point shooting and creating his own shot.

Donovan Mitchell is more of a 3 and D type player and would fit well next to Jimmy Butler. He can also get up at the rim and showed it for Louisville with some great alley-oops. Mitchell would be a solid two-way player for Chicago.

The two real mystery players on this list are OG Anuoby and Terrance Ferguson. Anuoby only played 16 games for the Indiana Hoosiers last season as he suffered a torn ACL in January but still chose to enter the NBA draft. He looks like he has a lot of upside and could be a very solid small forward. Anuoby could be a very good defensive stopper that a team like Chicago could use. But injures are an obvious problem, and he will certainly be a long term project.

Ferguson chose to take the unconventional route that Brandon Jennings and Emmanuel Mudiay did before, skipping college to go play overseas for a year. He didn’t play that well in Australia, averaging just 4.6 points per game on 38% shooting. Like Anuoby, Ferguson will take some time to develop. There is some promise with Ferguson, as Ricky O’Donnell mentions in his mock draft:

He has great size for a shooting guard at 6’7 with explosive leaping ability and deep range on his three-point shot

This is a very deep draft and looking at this chart, Chicago certainly has options to take a guy who can be a good piece for the future. He likely won’t be a superstar but will likely be someone who can come off the bench and give some quality minutes.