Chicago Bulls: 3 takeaways from the risky Patrick Williams fourth pick

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2) Chicago Bulls takeaways from Pat Williams pick

Questions still surround the wing rotation

One of the biggest positional/rotational needs for the Bulls heading into this offseason was on the wing. There weren’t any truly healthy wings that the Bulls had over the course of the last two seasons. OPJ has only played in 29 regular season games with the Bulls since landing in Chicago from the Washington Wizards at the 2019 trade deadline.

And the former Boise State Broncos to-be third-year small forward Chandler Hutchison has missed roughly half of each of his first two seasons in the NBA. The Bulls do still have the looming cycle of free agency this offseason to add more wing depth, and maybe they’ll make a move through the remainder of this draft.

But the Bulls had the likes of former Auburn Tigers small forward Isaac Okoro, Avdija, and even fellow former Florida State stud Devin Vassell, left on the board in the four slot. They could’ve traded back with a number of other teams in the lottery to get one of those prospects.

However, we don’t know how Williams will be pieced into the rotation as of yet. It’s likely that he will start the season behind the likes of Markkanen and WCJ. You might run into a situation where the Bulls have a poor fit on the wing if they try to force Williams to play on the wing. He would have to improve his three-point shooting to fit in better at that spot.

If the three-point shooting does improve in a big way soon for Williams, then he could be a really lengthy and gifted three-and-D wing for the Bulls.

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