Current Chicago Bulls players: Underrated or overrated?

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Wendell Carter Jr.

Like Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr. has had an immense amount of difficulty staying healthy over his young NBA career. He’s yet to play more than 44 games in a season. Unlike Markkanen, Carter’s on-court production has been pretty steady. He has a noticeable impact on the game.

Carter’s biggest strengths are on the defensive end of the court. He has incredible timing when attempting to block shots. He rotates well. He’s strong and physical. And he plays with a defensive intelligence that is beyond his years.

On offense, Carter isn’t bad. He can finish lobs. He’s an elite offensive rebounder. And he has good vision. He just needs to be more confident in his ability to score the basketball. His jumper is smooth, yet he rarely shoots from range (even if he’s wide open).

It feels like the public is right on the money with Carter. Everyone knows he has Al Horford Lite written all over him. He just needs to stay healthy and become more aggressive.

Verdict: Properly rated