Chicago Bulls: 3 international prospect deep sleepers to target in draft

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2) International sleepers for Chicago Bulls in 2020 draft: Abdoulaye N’doye

This one does really start digging deep for an option for the Bulls potentially in the second round of the 2020 draft. The Bulls could really use some help at the point guard position this offseason, especially if they part ways with the likes of Kris Dunn and/or Shaquille Harrison heading into this cycle of free agency.

A lengthy and vastly underrated possible draft target that the Bulls could look into this year is with the 6-foot-7 and 185 pound 22-year-old Monaco point guard Abdoulaye N’doye. As one of the older international guard prospects in this draft class, N’doye had a critical draft scouting process to go through in the last few months.

Projected to possibly fall in the late second round of this draft, or as an undrafted free agent signing, N’doye is really worth looking into for Karnisovas and the Bulls. He is a good facilitator and creator, and is an excellent overall playmaker in transition and in settled looks. N’doye would give the Bulls that excellent playmaker and potent/lengthy one-on-one perimeter defender they need at point guard.

Where N’doye struggles the most is with his off-ball defense, driving the lane and finishing through contact, and sometimes poor shot selection. Having N’doye and Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine play in the same backcourt could be a volatile situation for head coach Billy Donovan to deal with. Both could take some contested shots when teammates are open and cause unnecessary turnovers at times. Maybe putting N’doye in a second or third unit role that would slot him more with the likes of Coby White or Tomas Satoransky could be a nice fit.

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