Chicago Bulls: Biggest 2019 NBA Draft Combine risers, fallers

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The North Carolina Tar Heels had a number of guards at the NBA Draft Combine in the last three years that needed to make a big impact to rise up the boards for the actual NBA Draft. That was the case for two potential draft targets for the Chicago Bulls in the first round between 6-foot-6 wing Nassir Little and 6-foot-5 sharpshooter Coby White.

Little was one of the disappointing former five-star recruits that were one-and-done true freshmen in this combine that needed to show out. And boy did he ever pull that off. Little posted good speed and agility times and solid measurements as expected. The bigger surprise from Little was his max vertical leap, the third best at the combine, and a top 10 shuttle run time among players at his position.

Three-and-D wings are hard to come by in this draft class in terms of players with as much promise and someone like Little coming out of UNC. The wingspan, around 7-foot-2, from Little also shows that he can be a special player on the defensive end of the floor. He measured well for a shorter forward/shooting guard for his position group.

Most fans would lean toward the Bulls picking White with the No. 7 overall pick over Little. The idea could be emerging that Little is a solid draft target for the Bulls to trade down in the lottery to snag. His solid run through the end of the 2018-19 season to go along with more momentum from a good combine will help Little rise up draft boards.

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