Chicago Bulls: Player grades through first 25 games of 2019-20 season

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Shaquille Harrison, Combo Guard

The Chicago Bulls couldn’t wish for much more out of 6-foot-7 guard/wing Shaquille Harrison outside of solid situational defense. Harrison does have the length and on-ball defensive ability to hang with almost any NBA guard on the perimeter. He can also guard against smaller wings and stretch-forwards.

Harrison is off to a rather pedestrian start in 15 games played with a 13.6 player efficiency rating and 0.3 win shares.

Grade: C+

Luke Kornet, Center

One of the three major free agent signings of the Bulls from the offseason, former New York Knicks center Luke Kornet, is not off to a good start this season. Kornet is averaging just 3.1 points per game, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.5 assists. He’s doing that while dropping his player efficiency to just 8.4 and shooting 32.6 percent from the field and below 20 percent from beyond the arc.

Kornet has to be better than he was so far this season.

Grade: F

Chandler Hutchison, Small Forward

Possibly the most needed player on this part of the grades list for the Bulls that is currently dealing with a lingering injury is second-year small forward Chandler Hutchison. Before his latest injury issue, with a shoulder sprain, Hutchison was showing incremental improvements on a team that desperately needs help on the wing.

He’s averaging 7.1 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists. Mainly, it’s impressive that he’s shooting around 42 percent from three-point range and above 45 percent from the field. The problem is that he’s played in just nine games through the first 25 of the regular season.

Grade: C