Chicago Bulls: Top 5 options at no. 7 overall

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Chicago Bulls, Jarrett Culver
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Shooting Guard Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech

If we are really going to talk about adding a strong force off the bench, then Jarrett Culver may be the very best of the bunch, should he slip to no. 7 overall.

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Culver was a huge reason why Texas Tech danced all the way to the Final Four this past season, and his draft stock has consistently been that of a top-10 pick.

Culver is 6–foot-6 and plays a lot bigger than that. He is a physical guard with the ability to drive the lane and get to the hoop, and has a knack for drawing contact at that point. He is definitely a two-way player, and better on the boards than most at his position.

Last year, Culver averaged 18.5 points on 46 percent shooting overall, while putting up over six rebounds and nearly four assists per contest. From long distance, Culver struggled a bit in comparison to his freshman year, where he shot over 38 percent. In 2018, that number dropped to just 30 percent.

Culver has a style which plays more strong than it does fast, and that would fit well with what Boylen is implementing in Chicago. He is a tough, hard-working player and as a bench option, he would be a luxury for the Bulls.