After the Bulls drafted Wendell Carter Jr., ESPN's Chauncey Billups compared the Duke big man to another former Duke front-court player, Carlos Boozer, and bang, Billups’ comparison screamed that the Bulls draft consolation prizes the way they sign them in free agency. Thanks for stopping by, pal.
The Bulls didn't swing for the fences on Thursday night, opting for Wendell Carter with the seventh pick. If nothing more, it proves they're ready to build around Lauri Markkanen, a player they believe will be a star.
The Bulls improved themselves considerably in Thursday’s draft by taking big man Wendell Carter Jr. and 6-foot-7-inch wing Chandler Hutchison of Boise State, whose promise offers the perimeter-oriented offense instant help. They took a major step back toward legitimacy.
*/ /*-->*/ #01. DeAndre Ayton, Arizona Phoenix:DeAndre Ayton. Drama, intrigue, excitement. Is it time for Phoenix to become Ayton Place? He's considered a potential core star like Joel Embiid or even Hakeem Olajuwon. So much for this new small NBA.