Chicago Bulls 2020 NBA Draft: Guards to target with a trade back

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Chicago Bulls, Kira Lewis Jr.
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1. PG Kira Lewis Jr., Alabama

One of the most recent names that’s been floated around the Bulls’ organization is Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. The Bulls actually worked Lewis out, per a recent news bit from Bleacher Report.

What’s curious about the Lewis workout is that he is projected to be more of a mid-first rounder in the upcoming draft. If Chicago is working him out, there’s no way they plan to select him at no. 4 overall. But, if they traded back, he makes a ton of sense. Lewis’ workout is one of the major reasons people are starting to believe the Bulls do indeed trade back.

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Last year with the Crimson tide, Lewis posted an impressive line: 18.5 points (46 percent shooting, 36.6 percent from deep), 5.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and he shot over 80 percent from the charity stripe.

Lewis has a lot to like as a developmental point guard who could actually end up contributing as a rookie, depending on what the Bulls do there. He’s a long, athletic kid who possesses incredible speed. He plays quick and can weave through traffic at a high level.

He will have to add some weight to his thin frame, as he hovers right around 165-170 pounds at 6-foot-3. But, with a little bit of muscle added and some work on his isolation game, Lewis could have a long future as a pro.