Chicago Bulls Draft: Top Round 2 forward prospects

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Chicago Bulls, Talen Horton-Tucker
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Talen Horton-Tucker, Iowa State

This might be a bit of a stretch, but if Talen Horton-Tucker fell to the Bulls at no. 38, he’d be a luxury pick. Right now, most outlets predict him to go in the late first round, and some have him very early on in the second. Regardless of whose opinion you listen to, the fact is, Horton-Tucker would be a sensational pick for Chicago.

There might not be a better pick for the Bulls, realistically, in the second round. Horton-Tucker stands only 6-foot-4, but plays so much bigger than that. He is extremely versatile. His length allows him to play all the way up to the power forward spot, but he is smart enough with the basketball where he can play more of a point forward as well.

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Horton-Tucker can score and create with the best at his position — he might even be the best at the position, when it comes to doing both. He only played one season of college ball at Iowa State, so his experience is limited. This may be why certain analysts and outlets are a little hesitant with his projections as a pro.

If he came to Chicago and had a chance to develop a bit more, physically, I would see him as a crucial reserve, at the very least. Horton-Tucker needs a little time, but he has the makings of a do-it-all forward with a high basketball IQ.