2012 NBA Draft Profile: Doron Lamb

Over the next week we will be taking a look at various and realistic draft possibilities for the Chicago Bulls. 

Apr 2, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Doron Lamb (20) shoots during the first half in the finals of the 2012 NCAA men

NAME: Doron Lamb

AGE: 20

HT: 6’4″

POS: Shooting Guard

COLLEGE: Kentucky

HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 National Champion, 2011 SEC All-Freshman,

PROS: Simply put, Doron Lamb can ball. He’s got killer instinct from beyond the arc and his mid-range game is going to please whoever drafts him especially since it’s got a nice ceiling. Lamb played at Kentucky too which obviously has a history in turning out NBA caliber players. His athleticism is incredible despite his 6’4″ frame and he’s a determined player. He’s highly motivated and can bring his winning attitude to a team in need.

CONS: He can’t play the point which ruins his allure of being a combo guard. He’s also undersized at 6’4″ which is going to turn some teams off of him and for some reason he seems to be slipping down mock drafts for other nit picky reasons. He’s not at all the perfect prospect and his size is really his biggest knock next to his inability to play the point.

IS HE A FIT IN CHICAGO: He’s a beautiful fit in Chicago as he fills the need the Bulls have for a true shooting guard. Lamb fits right in with the Bulls mind set as he’s motivated and has an up beat attitude that beams leadership. He’s not going to be the interim point guard while Rose sits out but once Rose comes back, Lamb can fly beside the former MVP and finally provide the threat for a real No. 2 scoring option on this roster.

BOTTOM LINE: Like many prospects projected to go in the later rounds, Lamb isn’t the perfect prospect. But he’s far from the second round value that ESPN has him at and various other mock drafts are making him out to be. Lamb can’t play the point but big deal, he’s a true shooting guard who is a leader and can drive to the basket, hit three pointers and be a confident free throw shooter. If that’s not a first round pick then I don’t know what is.

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