Chicago Bulls Draft: Top Round 2 forward prospects

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Chicago Bulls, Otto Porter
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In the second round, the Chicago Bulls could find some depth at the forward position.

Over the course of the last few years, the Chicago Bulls have seen a bit of an overhaul done to their forward spots. The Bulls have seen two fan favorites leave town via trade over the last few seasons in Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis, and now enter this summer with a clear need for some depth.

Whether it be at the power forward spot, or small forward, the Bulls need to add a forward or two. There is hope for former Boise State standout Chandler Hutchison to take a step forward in his second year, coming up. But, beyond Hutchison, the Bulls don’t have a lot of depth.

We have seen over the last two seasons that Lauri Markkanen has struggled with some injuries. Now that Portis is gone, along with Jabari Parker, the Bulls have to find someone they can count on in case Markkanen goes down. Heck, injuries aside, Markkanen deserves a rest once in a while.

Although Portis and Parker were traded, the Bulls netted Otto Porter in return, who looks like a strong addition to the lineup. He’s a true small forward and offers the Bulls another key scorer.

In this year’s draft, the Bulls could look to fill in depth at the forward spots. More than likely, the Bulls would add a forward with their second rounder at no. 38 overall. In the first round, many believe the Bulls will snag a point guard like Coby White, or Darius Garland, should he fall.

With that said, there are several guys the Bulls may see fall to them at no. 38 overall. Some would be better fits than others, but I have five guys pegged at the forward spots whom could be available at that pick. Let’s get into them.