Chicago Bulls NBA Draft: Cam Reddish should be the pick at No. 7

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The Chicago Bulls should look to add this former Duke University star at pick No. 7.

The Chicago Bulls will not make their first selection in the 2019 NBA Draft until No. 7. By that time, the two players that could quickly change the fortunes and trajectory of this franchise will be long gone. Of course, I am talking about Zion Williamson and Ja Morant.

Recently, we highlighted another player that, while not on the same level as the aforementioned, could still have a tremendous impact on the Bulls. However, it is considered a longshot that Darius Garland will still be available by the time the Bulls make their selection. While some of indicated has received a promise to be drafted by a team in the 4-7 range, the prevailing belief is that this team is the Phoenix Suns who pick just before the Bulls at No. 6.

Consequently, the Bulls will be forced to select from what’s leftover after the carnage of picks 1-6. Of course, trades could throw everything into flux, but at least based on many projections, there may not be an instant impact player for the Bulls at No. 7.

While they appear to be looking to upgrade at the point guard position, Coby White is projected to be the best PG available. The question for the Bulls is whether they believe he can be the point guard of the future. If not, they will likely look to fill that hole through free agency.

Regardless, of their thoughts on that matter, there could be a player available at seven that should be the Bulls pick. Obviously, I’m referring to Cam Reddish, the silky-smooth, 6-foot-8 small forward with a nearly 9-foot wingspan, is thought of by some scouts to be “the most naturally gifted player to take the floor” at the NBA Combine. However, he is still fairly raw and will need some time to develop at the next level.

Let’s be candid for a minute — the Bulls are still a few years away from competing for a championship — and even that is pretty optimistic. Therefore, they can afford to take Reddish and allow him to develop over the next couple of years. On the offensive side of the ball, he lacks a polished game but could contribute immediately on the defensive end. He also has a silky-smooth jump shot that will translate well at the next level.

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If they can stay patient and are willing to take a risk on Reddish, they could be buying low on a player with a ton of upside. If he reaches that potential, he could be one of the best players in this draft. He could also be an integral part of a team that, if they continue to develop, could be in a position to make a run in a couple of seasons. While I can appreciate the fans desire to win now, the reality of the rebuild, combined with his potential, could be too enticing for the Bulls to pass up.