Chicago Bulls hold draft workout with Alabama PG Kira Lewis Jr.

Kira Lewis Jr. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
Kira Lewis Jr. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports /

The latest draft workout that the Chicago Bulls reportedly held together came with former Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr.

The process of ramping up workouts during the scouting process for the 2020 NBA Draft, which takes place on the night of Nov. 18, is in high gear now for the Chicago Bulls new front office and scouting department personnel. The remodeled (and still retooling) Bulls coaching staff, under the direction of former Oklahoma City Thunder and Florida Gators hoops head coach Billy Donovan, is also an important group to have input for this team’s draft scouting process.

Donovan replaced Jim Boylen as the Bulls head coach back on Sep. 22. Boylen led the Bulls to a record of 22-43 (39-84 in his two years in total at the helm) during the shortened 2019-20 regular season in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings.

But which players are Arturas Karnisovas, Marc Eversley, Donovan, etc., going to look into further through the draft scouting process for the Bulls?

One potential emerging draft target if the Bulls have the chance to snag him with their second round pick is the former Alabama Crimson Tide star 6-foot-3 and 165 pound sophomore point guard Kira Lewis Jr.

According to a report from Jonathan Wasserman on Twitter on the morning of Oct. 28, Lewis Jr. is scheduled for a workout with the Bulls on this day. And he already reportedly worked out for the Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, and Detroit Pistons, over the last week.

Lewis Jr. had a solid sophomore campaign with the Alabama hoops program. He received 2019-20 All-SEC First-Team honors. And he was also a member of the 2018-19 All-SEC Freshman Team after a solid true freshman campaign that season.

He averaged 18.5 points per game, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.6 blocks, in 31 games played during the 2019-20 season with the Crimson Tide (all of which he started in). And Lewis Jr. shot 45.9 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from beyond the arc, and 80.2 percent from the free-throw line.

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The Bulls hold the fourth and 44th overall picks in the 2020 NBA Draft. They landed the fourth overall pick by jumping up three spots in the lottery odds order two months ago. And the 44th overall pick came via the Memphis Grizzlies.