Chicago Bulls: 5 biggest second round draft misses since 2014

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Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Shooting Guard. Josh Richardson. player. 2015, pick No. 40. 5. 110

The first two names on this list include a bit of cheating since the main theme here is that the Chicago Bulls had the opportunity to land these prospects in the second round of these various NBA Drafts. Yet, the 2015 NBA Draft second round selection of the Miami Heat at No. 40 overall, shooting guard Josh Richardson, was a huge gem thus far.

Richardson just keeps improving for the Heat, and he averaged more than 16.0 points per game this past regular season while managing a player efficiency rating better than 14.0. He had his best year in the NBA to date during the 2018-19 campaign and posted both an offensive and defensive rating at 110.

The 2015 NBA Draft was one of “what-ifs” for the Bulls all-around. Richardson was one of the big finds in the second round of this draft, but the Bulls were not the benefactor here. Instead, the Bulls were only able to come away with a former Arkansas Razorback that isn’t on the roster anymore following a 2019 deadline deal.

Even if the Bulls managed to snag Richardson in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, the team would be better off. At least the Bulls would still have a starting-caliber (or at least sixth man quality) shooting guard that only keeps getting better at 23-years-old. The Heat won big time in this draft.