Chicago Bulls: 5 times Jerry Krause whiffed in the NBA Draft as GM

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4. Brad Sellers, Center

For a good while there, the ninth overall pick of the Bulls in the first round in the 1986 NBA Draft Brad Sellers was a fan favorite for his toughness that he showed down low. But Sellers wouldn’t be around for long enough to be a tenured fan favorite in the Windy City. He was only with the Bulls for three seasons, granted he was pretty durable in that time.

Sellers played in at least 80 regular season games in the three seasons he spent in a Bulls uniform. He would start in 118 of the regular season games he played in too. But Sellers didn’t do much in the box score to contribute to the Bulls efforts in the late 1980’s. And he would be out of the Windy City by the time the franchise started in its dynasty years of the 1990’s.

Sellers averaged 8.3 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.8 blocks, while shooting 46.4 percent from the field during his three years with the Bulls. The advanced stats really didn’t do Sellers any favors. He registered a box plus/minus rating of -1.9, value over replacement player rating of 0.2, less than 10 win shares, and a 11.5 player efficiency rating.

Who was picked after Sellers in this draft class you might ask?

All of the following players were picked outside of the top nine in the 1986 NBA Draft: Dell Curry, John Salley, Arvydas Sabonis, Mark Price, Dennis Rodman, Johnny Newman, Nate McMillan, and Jeff Hornacek.

Unlike the 2000 NBA Draft, the Bulls did really miss out on a pretty solid draft class considering the depth in each of the top three rounds. The former Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers seven-footer Sellers wasn’t a good fit with the Bulls. He would be done in the NBA following the 1992-93 season.

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