Chicago Bulls: Biggest 2019 NBA Draft Combine risers, fallers

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When one big man rises up draft boards, there’s always one that has to fall. The former Oregon Ducks center and five-star center signee Bol Bol needed to see a rise in his stock at the NBA Draft Combine but wasn’t able to pull of anything of the sort. Bol weighed in around 30 pounds lighter than he was at Oregon at the outset of his freshman campaign.

Considering the fact that Bol needed to put on weight through this draft workout process, that is not a good sign. There is not enough time for Bol to put on the proper amount of weight and strength that he needs to compete in the NBA before the coming regular season begins. Even Summer League could be rough for him.

At 7-foot-3 and 209 pounds, Bol will be tossed around like a rag doll down low in the NBA during his first few years in the league. There’s no way that he could realistically compete without injury concerns in the NBA with the size he’s currently at. At this point, it is realistic for the Chicago Bulls to see Bol drop into the second round of this draft.

The standing reach and wingspan came as expected for Bol. With a 7-foot-7 wingspan and the second longest standing reach in this combine group of big men, Bol’s raw physical tools in terms of his length were a positive. But those were factors we knew that Bol had riding for him. The strength, weight, and recovery from his season-ending foot injury at Oregon were the major question marks that didn’t help out his stock at the combine.

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