If the Chicago Bulls can’t land a future star in the 2020 NBA Draft, here are 5 high-upside role players to target.
For the Chicago Bulls, a successful 2020 NBA Draft might look a little different than some would expect. Obviously, if they can get a star, that would be great. But despite all of the hype surrounding seemingly every player entering the draft, very few of them end up being stars. If Chicago can land a couple of high-upside role players, they’ll be in good shape with their already-interesting young core.
Here are five of my favorite role players to target in the 2020 NBA Draft.
5. Devon Dotson – Kansas University
Devon Dotson is one of those classic low-ceiling, high-floor NBA prospects. He’s only 6-foot-2 and his jumper is shaky at best, but he’s lightning-quick with the ball in his hands, he has a tight handle and he can get to the rim whenever he wants.
Will Dotson ever be a starting-caliber point guard in the NBA? I doubt it. But remember, that’s not what we’re looking for here. We’re looking for guys who can make an impact in a limited role.
Dotson could be one of the elite backup point guards in the league as he grows and learns the NBA game. He constantly plays with heart and energy — two of the things bench units need most in the NBA. He’s also a really good defender. He moves his feet well, can stay in front of anyone and is way stronger than he looks.
I’m guessing Dotson will be off the board somewhere in the later part of the first round, but if he’s available for the Bulls in the second, he deserves a look.