Chicago Bulls: 5 Point Guards to consider in the 2018 NBA Draft

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Despite starting only 17 games in the 2016-2017 season, Peters made the most of his opportunity in the starting rotation. As the season progresse, Lamar’s game progressed as well. He wound up finishing the season averaging 11 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds.

Considering Peters plays in the SEC against stiff competition, and at the least 2 games against Kentucky, who consistently sends guards to the NBA, those averages are great.

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Along with star incoming freshman Nick Weatherspoon, Lamar Peters will look to lead the Bulldogs back to the NCAA Tournament. In what many consider one of the better seasons in recent SEC play, it will be hard for the Bulldogs to reach the finals of the SEC Tournament to secure an automatic bid. Best case scenario for Peters and company will be an at large bid in the 5-7 range for the tournament.

Defensively, Lamar is one of the better defenders at the point guard position for the upcoming draft. His long wingspan allows him to guard positions all the way up to the 3, maybe even guarding a Power Forward if a team was playing small ball.

Currently projected to be drafted with 11th pick, Peters is likely out of the drafting range for the Chicago Bulls unless either he has a spectacular season, or the Bulls somehow find a way to win at least 30 games.