Chicago Bulls Draft: Under the radar point guard prospects

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Chicago Bulls, Jordan Bone
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Jordan Bone, Tennessee

If you are looking for a potential backup point guard who, to put it simply, does a lot of things right, look no further than Jordan Bone out of Tennessee. The Volunteers had a tremendous season this past year and Bone was a big reason why.

The Bulls need someone who can facilitate, more so than create for himself. Although there are a lot of score-first point guards who find success in today’s NBA, the Bulls have capable scorers already. The thing they’re missing is a guy to get them all the ball and in creative ways.

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Watching Bone, he doesn’t make a ton of mistakes. He isn’t a prolific scorer, but also isn’t afraid of the big shots. More than anything else, Bone is a smart player. He turned it over just twice per game in about 33 minutes last season. That’s efficiency at its finest for someone who touches the ball on every possession.

In 2018-2019, Bone put up a line of 13.5 points, 5.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. He also saw his shooting percentage rise over seven percent from last season (46.5) while shooting his best rate from the charity stripe at 83.5 percent.

Bone isn’t going to be the kid who takes over a fourth quarter by scoring a bunch of buckets, but he’ll be the reason your guys are in the right position to score those buckets. He’s smart and polished, and could end up being a great value later on.