The Bulls have 2 1st round picks, #16 and #26. I assume that Ben Gordon will be playing elsewhere come the fall, so a big guard and more size in the front court would seemingly be the desire of new Bulls GM Gar Forman. Let’s take a look at what some of the mocks have in store for the Bulls. First up is one of my favorite mock draft sites.
- NBADraft.net: #16- BJ Mullens, C, Ohio State. #26- Tyler Smith, SF, Tennessee
Mullens may not have developed into “The Man” as some would have hoped, but he played just the one year at Ohio State. It’s also why he might still be on the board when the Bulls pick at #16, and he has already worked out with the Bulls. The Bulls will likely be able to draft someone at 16 that might help them more in the immediate future (Hansbrough, Lawson, Holliday), but Mullens could be a solid pro in the post.
He has a great skill set and he’s very athletic. He needs size but has a ton of potential. He was the #1 recruit before his freshman season and he was a 2008 McDonald’s All-American.