Chicago Bulls: 5 overrated 2020 NBA Draft prospects

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3. Precious Achiuwa, Forward

Just like Wiseman, another Memphis true freshman is going to have a lot of question marks heading into the 2020 NBA Draft. That other Memphis teammate of Wiseman’s is the former five-star recruit and forward Precious Achiuwa. In 31 games played with Memphis last season, Achiuwa averaged 15.8 points per game, 10.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.9 blocks, while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Right out of the gate, Achiuwa struggled to show a good feel for the game. He had a similar narrative in college to what the former Duke Blue Devil Cam Reddish showed last season. Reddish is still struggling to find his footing with the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA during his rookie season, which should serve as a red flag for a team like the Bulls.

For the Bulls to have the opportunity to snag a player like Achiuwa in the 2020 draft, they would have to pull off a trade or he would have to vault up the draft boards. He’s likely to fall as a late first round pick, but maybe he could slip down to the early second. The Bulls did manage to get former Arkansas Razorbacks big man Daniel Gafford in the second round of the 2019 draft, so it is certainly possible Achiuwa slips that far.

Unless he lands with the Bulls in the second round of the 2020 draft, there isn’t much reason for them to take a flier out on him. He was starting to get a better feel for the game down the stretch, shooting better from deep and rebounding the ball really well, so he could continue down that path of development at the next level.

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