Chicago Bulls Draft: Top Round 2 forward prospects

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Chicago Bulls, Isaiah Roby
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Isaiah Roby, Nebraska

I have written on Isaiah Roby recently, and the more I look into him, the more I like him. Like Paschall, Roby is a solid athlete and stands the same height, 6-foot-8. He is more of a power forward than anything, although Nebraska played him at the center position last year and he didn’t look comfortable there.

Roby is a more physical defender than Paschall and a much better shot blocker. He strikes me more of the type Jim Boylen would be attracted to. A lot of what he does flies under the radar, because he is proficient in the little things. Whether it’s boxing out and seeing a teammate grab a rebound due to the space created, or hustling to switch off screens, Roby is a hard worker.

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Over his three years with the Huskers, Roby’s playing time increased significantly each season. Last year, he played a career-high 31 minutes per game and put up a line of 11.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals.

Roby is a fairly well-rounded player who would be a welcomed addition on Chicago’s bench. His defensive rating has been strong over the last two seasons, sitting at 96.0 and 95.0 respectively. The tough-nosed, do-your-job mentality is something I really respect.