By Kristen Fazio @Kristen_Fazio on June 12, 2014
The 2014 NBA Draft is right around the corner and we are inching closer and closer to finding out who the Chicago Bulls will take with their No. 16, 19 and 49 picks. There will be plenty of talented prospects available, but these are the players the Bulls should avoid.
Johnson may possibly be available when the Bulls pick at No. 49, but they should pass on him. He lacks ball handling skills and flashes offensively. He isn't a true point guard, which the Bulls need to back-up Derrick Rose. They would be better off taking a PG in the first round that could play right away.
Simply put, center isn't the Bulls' biggest need. The Bulls do like to stash players overseas (see: Omer Asik, Nikola Mirotic) but a shooter and a point guard are far more important, at this point. While Nurkić is the best center behind Embiid, they do need to eventually address the backup center position, but the free agency route would be a better way to go.
The positives are that Hairston is an effective scorer and NBA-ready, but he doesn't play defense, the ball sticks when he gets it and there are some character red flags. The Bulls are known to draft hard-working, high-character guys and Hairston doesn't seem to be either of those things.
Anderson is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft. His potential and length are off the charts. With that being said, he struggles to score at times and the Bulls need a pure shooter that can help right away. Anderson is a possibility for the Bulls, but they would be better off taking someone like Nik Stauskas or Anderson's teammate, Zach LaVine.
It is unclear if McDermott's scoring ability will translate to the NBA. Athletic, quick and explosive aren't words used to describe McDermott. He is also a tweener and doesn't play strong defense, a staple of the Thibodeau's Bulls.
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