Chicago Bulls: 5 biggest second round draft misses since 2014

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Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 2018, No. 45. player. Shooting Guard. Hamidou Diallo. 3. 149

There are any number of ways to look back at the 2018 NBA Draft and say that the Chicago Bulls missed out on adding depth for this rebuilding roster. The Bulls need to add more backcourt depth this off-season. Point guard is the bigger position of need, but shooting guard could use more depth too.

The intrigue takes over, though, when thinking about the possibiliies of having another athletic player that leaps off the screen at you like Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Hamidou Diallo. The combination of factors that gave the Thunder so much value when selecting Diallo were made up of how late he was selected in the second round and his potential over the next two or three years.

Diallo didn’t even average 4.0 points per game this season, but he did consistently improve over the course of his rookie campaign on both ends of the floor. Diallo posted a decent offensive rating of 103 and solid defensive rating of 108. Head coach Jim Boylen would actually be able to utilize an athletic two-way player like Diallo well.

The Bulls could also stock the cupboard full of promising pieces by landing a player like Diallo. He wouldn’t be the immediate impact piece the Bulls fans could be hoping for. But, the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion would surely make waves in the Windy City and would’ve been a big pickup in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft.