Chicago Bulls Draft: Top Round 2 forward prospects

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Chicago Bulls, Grant Williams
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Grant Williams, Tennessee

My favorite of this group is Grant Williams out of Tennessee. As an undersized power forward, Williams does everything you want him to do. He might be just 6-foot-7, but Williams doesn’t let his height get in the way of being a good player in the post.

Williams does a lot of his damage, offensively, in the post and with his mid-range shot. He isn’t the most explosive athlete, but is a strong enough shooter to be used well within an offense. Last year, he averaged nearly 19 points per game along with 7.5 rebounds.

On his two-point attempts last season, Williams shot nearly 60 percent from the field. Even stretched out beyond the arc, Williams showed he is capable of hitting (over 32 percent last year).

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Down low, he uses his strength to his advantage. You don’t see a whole lot of post game in today’s NBA, compared to the big men of the 90’s and early 2000’s. But, Williams has that in his arsenal. He understands he’s not going to be the best athlete on the court, therefore uses brute strength and technique to get close to the hoop.

Defensively, Williams is a good shot blocker and has a near-7-foot wingspan to use at his disposal. He’s a physical defender and, because of his length, is above-average when it comes to closeouts.