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Updating The Chicago Bulls’ Depth Chart Following The Draft

Chicago Bulls: Updating the Depth Chart Following the Draft

Doug McDermott
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The Chicago Bulls achieved what they wanted to on draft night, landing Creighton forward Doug McDermott after trading two first-round picks to the Denver Nuggets to move up. The question now is where do the Bulls go from here? Free agency will be a big focus going forward, but here is what the Bulls' depth chart looks like with the roster as is.

Point Guard

Derrick Rose
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Point guard

Derrick Rose
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1. Derrick Rose

The Bulls' current depth at point guard consists of Rose and no one else. Obviously, he is the unquestioned starter when healthy, but his health continues to be the big question surrounding this team. If he can regain his form this season, the Bulls will be title contenders, regardless of what happens this summer.

Shooting Guard

Jimmy Butler
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Shooting Guard

Jimmy Butler
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1. Jimmy Butler

Butler is the Bulls' only shooting guard right now, and there is a good chance he will be the starter once the season begins. There is a chance he will be traded as a part of a sign-and-trade to add a star player, but his salary is pretty cheap, meaning he will likely still be in Chicago next season.

Small Forward

Doug McDermott
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Small Forward

Doug McDermott
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1. Doug McDermott
2. Mike Dunleavy Jr.
3. Tony Snell

The Bulls are hoping that Carmelo Anthony will occupy this position once the season starts, but if Chicago fails to land him, it will have three viable options ready to go.


Power Forward

Taj Gibson
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Power Forward

Taj Gibson
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1. Taj Gibson
2. Cameron Bairstow

Gibson has turned himself into a valuable member of the Bulls with his tremendous defense and continued offensive improvement. He is a legitimate starter, and Chicago is hoping it can land a star like Anthony without having to give up Gibson in a trade.

Center

Joakim Noah
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Center

Joakim Noah
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1. Joakim Noah

Noah is the heart and soul of the Bulls, and arguably one of the top centers in the NBA. He earned an All-Star selection this past season, and was even in contention for the MVP. The Bulls will need to add depth behind him, but he is a star and one the main reasons why Chicago believes it can contend for an NBA championship.