Chicago Bulls: 3 stretch bigs to target in the 2020 draft

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Malik Fitts Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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2) Chicago Bulls stretch big targets in 2020 draft: Malik Fitts

Definitely one of the most underrated stretch big men in this entire draft class is the 6-foot-8 and 230 pound former St. Mary’s forward Malik Fitts. Over the course of the last two seasons in college, Fitts played with the St. Mary’s hoops program and earned two All-West Coast Conference Team honors in the process.

Fitts actually started out his career in college with the South Florida Bulls back during the 2016-17 season. He transferred out following his freshman season with USF, and landed with St. Mary’s. Fitts had to sit out of the 2017-18 season, but made his debut with St. Mary’s at the outset of the 2018-19 regular season.

During the 2019-20 season, Fitts played in 34 games with St. Mary’s (all of which he started in). And he averaged 16.5 points per game, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks. Fitts shot 47.2 percent from the field, 40.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 79.9 percent from the free-throw line.

After Fitts landed with St. Mary’s, his shooting percentages and overall efficiency skyrocketed. He shot better than 40 percent from beyond the arc in each of his two seasons with St. Mary’s, and better than 76.0 percent from the free-throw line and 47 percent from the field. That amounted to a 55.1 effective field goal percentage and 59.3 true shooting percentage last season.

There’s a chance not only that Fitts is available for the Bulls in the second round, but is a potential undrafted free agent signing target for Karnisovas.

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