5 2019 undrafted free agents the Chicago Bulls whiffed on

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Jalen Lecque. 2. 66. Pick Analysis. Combo Guard. N/A. player. Scouting Report

If I had to pick between Dort and the former NC State Wolfpack 2019 four-star signee combo guard Jalen Lecque as to who the better NBA Draft prospect was, I would probably go with the former. Dort was slightly more polished since he had one year of college hoops under his belt compared to Lecque coming straight out of high school.

However, Lecque might have the higher ceiling in today’s NBA between him and Dort. He is a decent long-range shooter, that still needs work, with electric pace and athleticism. If Lecque had a good freshman season at NC State, he would be looking at a potential lottery selection in either the 2020 or 2021 NBA Draft.

The Phoenix Suns didn’t have the best swing at things in this draft, but landing Lecque as an undrafted free agent signing at a big position of need definitely softens the blow. Defensive effort and awareness are also items for him to work on.

In the case of Lecque, there might not be a more well-suited long term project that the Chicago Bulls could take on. If the Suns let him go this year, he’s worth a look from the front office.

As long as the Suns are willing to have patience with the 18-year-old 6-foot-4 and 195 pound Lecque, he could be a solid contributor for them in the rotation one day. His Summer League and G-League showings early this season are going to be important and telling signs of how he can translate his excellent athleticism and physical tools to the NBA.

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