Bulls tabbed to pick Alabama G JD Davison in latest Yahoo mock draft

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Since the Chicago Bulls are actually in contention coming out of the All-Star Break this season, there isn’t as much focus placed on the upcoming NBA Draft as there was for this team in recent years. The Bulls are currently sitting on a record of 38-21 coming out of All-Star Weekend, good for a tie in first place with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference standings.

It is still worth noting how the big board could shake out for the Bulls, though, late in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft. The Bulls could technically hold two first-round draft picks this year. But one of those would have to come from the Portland Trail Blazers making the playoffs, which doesn’t look like a probable scenario out in the Western Conference.

Yet, the Bulls do still hold their own first-round pick for 2022. And in the latest 2022 NBA Mock Draft from Yahoo Sports this week, the Bulls were slotted to draft at No. 27 in the first round. The latest mock draft for 2022 from Yahoo Sports had the Bulls selecting the freshman Alabama Crimson Tide guard JD Davison.

Latest 2022 NBA Mock Draft from Yahoo Sports has the Chicago Bulls picking up Alabama G JD Davison 27th overall

This would certainly make for an interesting first-round pick for the Bulls considering the fact there is already some good young guard talent on the roster. Third-year point guard Coby White and rookie point guard Ayo Dosunmu are already on the roster. And it might create a logjam if the Bulls picked up Davison.

Nonetheless, Davison is still a former elite five-star recruit with a very high ceiling. He’s struggled to find his shot at times with the Crimson Tide this season. But he’s still a tremendous playmaker and shot creator.

Davison is also a gifted athlete with some tremendous two-way potential.

So far this season at Alabama, Davison has averaged around nine points per game, five rebounds, four assists, one steal, and 0.5 blocks while shooting 47 percent from the field, 30 percent from beyond the arc, and 72 percent from the free-throw line.

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Last year, the Bulls didn’t have a first-round pick. The lone draft pick for the Bulls last year came in the form of the former Illinois Fighting Illini star guard Dosunmu, at No. 38 overall in the second round.

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