Chicago Bulls: 3 remaining UDFA’s worth signing post-draft

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Kahlil Whitney (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Kahlil Whitney (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

1) Chicago Bulls remaining UDFA targets

The most interesting potential undrafted free agent signing of any prospect on this list for the Bulls could be the former Kentucky Wildcats elite five-star recruit and freshman forward Kahlil Whitney. This uber-talented 6-foot-7 and 210 pound forward is a native of Chicago, which adds even more appeal to his case to sign with the Bulls.

Whitney is also one of the younger prospects in this draft class. At tip-off of the 2020-21 NBA regular season, Whitney will be 19 years old. That bodes well both for Whitney and the Bulls since he would have a lot of room to grow. That seems to be similar for the reasoning why the Bulls picked Williams fourth overall in the draft lottery.

The problem for any team pursuing Whitney as an undrafted free agent signing is the fact that he was problematic for head coach John Calipari at Kentucky. He played in 18 games during the shortened 2019-20 college hoops season for the Cats (eight of which he started in). And he averaged 3.3 points per game, 1.7 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.2 blocks. Whitney shot 37.1 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 43.5 percent from the free-throw line.

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Whitney is a classic example of a high-risk, high-reward prospect. But since the Bulls would only be bringing him on as an undrafted free agent, they would not really be taking a risk on signing him. This does seem like a really good situation for Whitney as he tries to resurrect his career at the next level, and for his hometown Bulls.