Chicago Bulls: 4 draft targets that could help them win right away

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Florida State guard Devin Vassell lines up his 3-point shot Saturday, March 7, 2020.Fsu Final006
Florida State guard Devin Vassell lines up his 3-point shot Saturday, March 7, 2020.Fsu Final006 /

3) Chicago Bulls targets who can help them win immediately

This part of the list is one where the Bulls could have an intriguing possibility to trade down. If the Bulls can make a move to get down to the eight or 10 slot, and be in a position to pick the former Florida State Seminoles sophomore shooting guard Devin Vassell, it would largely be to the benefit of the rebuild.

Being able to pick a prospect as versatile and talented as Vassell later on in the lottery, while picking up additional future assets and/or draft capital could be a major win for this new front office regime.

The Bulls do have a major positional need to fill on the wing behind the likes of veteran small forward Otto Porter Jr. and third-year small forward Chandler Hutchison. Neither OPJ nor Hutch stayed healthy consistently enough over the course of the last two years to provide any level of confidence or certainty that Donovan will have a good wing rotation next season.

If the Bulls did land Vassell to add depth on the wing, or behind shooting guard Zach LaVine, they would be getting a tremendous boost to their rotation. Vassell is a very reliable shooter, good defender, and effective guard in transition. He averaged 12.7 points per game, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.0 blocks. And Vassell shot 49.0 percent from the field, 41.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 73.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Vassell showed a lot of capability to get to the free-throw line, and hit a high volume of three-point looks per game. He registered a free-throw attempt rate around 23.0 percent in the last two seasons with Florida State. And he shot just shy of 42.0 percent from downtown on more than six attempts per game.

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