Former Chicago Bulls draftees having success elsewhere in the NBA

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Honorable mentions

Norris Cole, Point Guard

The two former Bulls draftees that are listed as honorable mentions had tangible impacts elsewhere, but they weren’t felt over a long enough period of time to make a huge difference if they were to stay in the Windy City. The first name on this part of the list is a point guard that made his name with the Miami Heat, Norris Cole.

In the weird swaps of trades that involved Cole back in 2011, other big names were included in the mix like former Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic and current Utah Jazz shooting guard/small forward Bojan Bogdanovic. Cole is a two-time NBA Champion (from his time with the Heat) and was the 28th overall pick of the Bulls in the 2011 draft.

Jordan Bell, Power Forward

Similar to what Cole did in his destinations after getting drafted by the Bulls in the 2010’s, the 6-foot-8 Oregon Ducks product and power forward/center Jordan Bell did win a title. Bell was part of the 2017-18 Golden State Warriors team that won the title. But he didn’t last all that long under former Bull and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

Bell played two seasons with the Warriors before he would hit the open market. Over the course of the last two years, Bell spent varying time with the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s averaged 3.8 points per game, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists, in 154 career regular season games played. Bell was the 38th overall pick of the Bulls in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft.

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