Chicago Bulls: 5 players worth trading back for in 2019 NBA Draft

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Chicago Bulls, PJ Washington
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Forward PJ Washington, Kentucky

When you can tell folks you played your college ball for John Calipari, you’ll get their attention. On top of that, if you can say you led his team in both scoring and rebounding for an entire season, there is a strong chance you’ll have a lengthy career in the NBA.

PJ Washington is a 6-foot-7 power forward who decided to declare for the draft following just two seasons with the Kentucky Wildcats. In 2018-2019, Washington put up 15.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.

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I like the thought of Washington in Chicago as a stretch four coming off the bench. Yes, you’ll hear a lot about filling depth roles if the Bulls indeed trade back. Washington would be a nice, young addition to the bench now that Bobby Portis is no longer with the team.

One thing he brings to the table which would fit well in today’s NBA is his three-point shooting. Last year, he was good for one of those per game and shot over 42 percent from beyond the arc. Right now, Washington projects as a top-20 pick, somewhere between 10 and 20, depending on who you ask.