Chicago Bulls: Re-drafting the 2016 NBA Draft three-and-a-half years later

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6. Jamal Murray, Combo Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Original Draft Slot: 7

There are so many good guard options to fall between picks four and seven in this 2016 NBA Re-Draft. Up next, though, will be the original No. 7 overall pick of the Denver Nuggets in the 2016 draft. Former Kentucky Wildcats combo guard Jamal Murray can fit a similar profile to that of Hield with the Kings.

Murray is around a career 36 or 37-percent three-point shooter, but that is largely because he started out this season ice cold from range. But he is still averaging 17.5 points per game, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, while shooting better than 43 percent from the field. He has a 16.9 player efficiency rating and 2.2 win shares so far this season.

The Pelicans originally selected Hield with the sixth overall pick in this draft. Murray is a pretty solid replacement if they weren’t able to get the current version of Hield.

7. Domantas Sabonis

Team: Denver Nuggets

Original Draft Slot: 11

A current member of the Indiana Pacers is one of two players from that team to go in succession with the seventh and eighth picks of this 2016 re-draft. The first off the board among current Pacers players is the former Gonzaga Bulldogs star forward Domantas Sabonis.

The original No. 11 overall pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder lands with the Nuggets here to help improve their already stout frontcourt depth. Sabonis is averaging 18.0 points per game and 13.4 rebounds this season to become one of the true under-the-radar breakout stars in the Eastern Conference.

Improving the Nuggets on the boards, where they already stand out, is a scary thought. But Sabonis gets them to that point.

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