Chicago Bulls: Hoops Hype compares RJ Hampton to Zach LaVine

RJ Hampton (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)
RJ Hampton (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) /

Pro comparisons are going to continue to pour in for players on the current Chicago Bulls roster as we move closer to the night of the 2020 NBA Draft.

The 2020 NBA Draft is just over one week away, and the Chicago Bulls have a prominent spot in the lottery. The Bulls hold the fourth overall pick in the draft lottery. They also have the original Memphis Grizzlies 44th overall pick in the second round. Come the night of Nov. 18, the Bulls will determine which player they will pick to take the next step in the rebuild, heading into its fourth year.

Who will the Bulls and recently hired executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas pick in the lottery this year to take the next step in this rebuild?

The Bulls could pick any of the likes of Maccabi Tel Aviv shooting guard/wing Deni Avdija, Illawarra Hawks point guard LaMelo Ball, Iowa State point guard Tyrese Haliburton, or Auburn small forward Isaac Okoro, fourth overall. But there is always the possibility of the Bulls trading down in the first round to add more assets for the future.

Hoops Hype compared a current Bulls standout to one of the prospects in this draft class that has mentioned the impact this team and its players had on his basketball development. They compared the New Zealand Breakers combo guard RJ Hampton to the Bulls 25-year-old standout shooting guard Zach LaVine in this pool of pro comparisons from this prospect class.

Here’s more on what this piece had to say on the comparison of Hampton and LaVine.

"RJ Hampton recently told our own Michael Scotto that he models his game after Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine. This is a fair comparison considering the athleticism that Hampton brags will remind many of the high-flying, two-time winner of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest."

Hampton is not likely to be picked anywhere close to fourth overall in this draft lottery. The Bulls would have to trade a ways down in the first round of the 2020 draft to get in a better position to select Hampton. But it definitely could be done with the right trade deal for Karnisovas.

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The Bulls finished up the 2019-20 season with a record of 22-43 under former head coach Jim Boylen, good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings. Last year, they selected the former North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Coby White seventh overall in the first round.

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