Chicago Bulls: Biggest 2019 NBA Draft Combine risers, fallers

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Among all the losers on this list, former LSU true freshman big man Naz Reid might fall the least amount from this NBA Draft Combine outing. It’s not that Reid necessarily had a bad combine showing on Thursday and Friday, but he didn’t do anything to help himself out. That was the same to be said for the former LSU point guard Waters.

All of the potential and hype surrounding Reid circles back to his ability to draw out and space the floor for a 6-foot-10 strong big that can be a rock down low too. Reid has the ability to thrive on both ends of the floor at the next level. But his up and down shooting performances from his one season with LSU continued in the combine scrimmages earlier this week.

The positives for Reid were that he posted one of the largest standing reaches among all the forwards in this draft class. The physical tools that Reid brings to the table shouldn’t be questioned, but what he did in combine scrimmages didn’t help to improve much in the eyes of NBA squads.

Whether Reid plays more as a stretch four at the next level or as a paint defender down low is yet to be seen. He shot just 33.3 percent from beyond the arc at LSU and he didn’t shoot well in his combine tests from mid-range or beyond the arc. A team like the Chicago Bulls wouldn’t get anymore clarity on the draft stock or Reid from what he showed in this combine.

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