Chicago Bulls: 4 2020 draft targets worth trading down for

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ESPN: 13

Tankathon: 17

The Ringer: 13

If the Bulls are willing to trade down in the NBA Draft, then they’ll have to picture a clear target that can help the rebuild. They need to add depth to the rotation to make sure that the second and third units aren’t lagging behind as much in the next two or three seasons as they did during the last three years of the rebuild.

A big looming storyline for the 2020 offseason is going to be how much the new-look Bulls front office regime is willing to invest in the former North Carolina Tar Heels 6-foot-5 point guard Coby White. Chicago used their seventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to pick up White. And he did catch fire down the stretch prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced season hiatus.

However, the efficiency that White showed altogether during his rookie season with the Bulls was not all that impressive. He should continue to improve next season, but the Bulls might not want to invest everything into him moving forward. If the Bulls do want to take out an insurance policy on White and add depth to the backcourt rotation, they could do so by drafting a fellow former UNC point guard Cole Anthony.

The nation’s No. 3 ranked 2019 high school prospect did have a solid freshman season in college, despite the Tar Heels disappointing during the regular season as a whole. Anthony averaged 18.5 points per game, 5.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.3 steals. That went along with a 5.1 box plus/minus rating and a subpar 50.1 true shooting percentage.

Adding a microwave scorer like Anthony could make a big difference for the Bulls in the near future.

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