Chicago Bulls: Bold predictions for Wendell Carter Jr. in 2018-2019

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Bold Prediction No. 3

Carter will lead the Bulls in three-point percentage

As analysts reviewed Carter’s skills leading up to the draft, you saw them highlight his all-around game for the most part. A lot of them talked about how well-rounded his skillset is, but most of that focused on general offense and defense — i.e. an inside game.

One of the things some may have overlooked is Carter’s ability to knock down the long ball. For those who don’t know, Carter his the three ball at a 41.3 percent clip in his last season at Duke.

Now, Carter only took 1.2 three-point shots per game last year. That’s not a huge number. But, part of that was likely because the team had so many options offensively. Duke was a team with championship aspirations, which boasted many players with the potential to fill it up on any given night.

Now that Carter is on the Bulls, he has a chance to become one of their primary options next to Markkanen and Zach LaVine. Chicago doesn’t have much beyond those three — unless you want to bank on a healthy Jabari Parker — in terms of scoring potential.

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Will Carter lead the Bulls in three-point attempts? No, that will undoubtedly be Markkanen. However, I boldly predict his efficiency (percentage) will be the highest on the team when it’s all said and done.