Chicago Bulls: Former Kansas G LaGerald Vick returns pre-workout

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A different saga that took place for Kansas Jayhawks guard Lagerald Vick comes to an end as he will workout for three teams, including the Chicago Bulls.

An interesting story that emerged that has direct ties to the Chicago Bulls also involved the former Kansas Jayhawks shooting guard/small forward LaGerald Vick. But it does appear as if Vick is trying to make his way back to the hardwood ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft.

Vick is a 6-foot-5 former Kansas senior guard that has a lot to like about his game. The concerns around Vick are the way he left things with head coach Bill Self and this Jayhawks team last season. He pretty much just disappeared around season’s end and missed the Big 12 Tournament and NCAA Tournament.

According to a report from the Kansas City Star back in February, Vick was expected back at some point by Self and the Jayhawks after he took an “indefinite leave of absence”. That occurrence is going to be the biggest road block in all likelihood for Vick to be a potential second round pick.

According to Ian Begley of SNY, Vick is set to have three workouts in the next seven days. Those three workouts will come with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, and Oklahoma City Thunder. If the Bulls or Knicks were to take a flier out on Vick, it would be a pretty big jump up draft boards in the second round for him.

The Thunder could be an interesting fit for Vick since he played his college ball at a Big 12 powerhouse with Kansas. Oklahoma City would still keep him close to Lawrence, KS. But that could be weird for him too since he left the Kansas basketball program the way he did.

Despite all the red flags that could emerge from the age that Vick is and the way he left Kansas, it is still worth trying him out. Vick does bring a lot to like to the table. He’s a tall guard that shot really well from three-point range last season, 45.5 percent on 6.3 attempts from beyond the arc per game. He also averaged 14.1 points per game, 4.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 steals.

There’s parts to like about Vick’s game on both ends of the floor. He does have the potential to become a solid rotational contributor in the NBA. He might not be worth the reach in the second round for the Bulls, at pick No. 38, but giving him this tryout is a smart move.

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This Chicago Bulls team is still in a position where it needs to add quality rotational depth across the board. Shooting guard is set with rising star Zach LaVine, but Vick wouldn’t be expected to come in and make a huge impact right away.

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