Chicago Bulls Rumors: Favorite draft prospect emerging at pick no. 4

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The Chicago Bulls have more than likely found their favorite prospect at pick no. 4 in the upcoming NBA Draft.

With 12 days to go before the 2020 NBA Draft, it seems like the Chicago Bulls are more and more likely to use that no. 4 pick on one guy in particular. While there is still a real possibility they decide to trade the pick, the selection at no. 4 is going to be a potential international star.

It’s no surprise to see several recent reputable mock drafts slot in forward Deni Avdija at pick no. 4 for the Bulls. After all, he’s seen as the clear-cut top international prospect in this year’s class. If we know anything about new Vice President Arturas Karnisovas from his time in Denver, it’s that he specializes with international scouting.

Karnisovas, of course, had a major role in the Nuggets drafting Nikola Jokic. It appears his first crack at a draft in Chicago, he’ll try to land another international stud. This time, it’ll be Avdija.

Largely considered the best Israeli prospect in the sport’s history, Avdija has a ton to like. At 6-foot-9, Avdija presents the Bulls with an ideal frame at the small forward position. He’ll have a bit of room to add some additional muscle, but he’s no where near as thin as some international guys.

Avdija is a guy who can get to the basket creatively. He’s smart. His fundamentals are incredibly sound all around. When he wants to get to the hoop, it’s carefully calculated. He can adjust his shot in the air while ensuring he finishes at the basket.

He has a great looking stroke when shooting the ball, however he must learn not to rely so much on jump shots and, particularly, outside shots. He’s proven he can space the floor and work his way into the paint, so that’s what an NBA coaching staff will look for in his transition to the league.

Avdija also knows how to pass from different areas of the floor. He’s intelligent enough to know when to halt a drive and kick it out to the open man, though we’ve already discussed how well he looks when going to the hoop.

As the youngest MVP in the Israeli League history, Avdija still has plenty of growing to do as a 19-year old kid. He may not be a guy you can plug in immediately and expect great things out of, but Avdija sure would serve as a key piece to develop going forward. This Bulls team likely won’t compete in the immediate future, but Karnisovas will find “his” guys in the coming years to build with.

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If Bulls fans are willing to trust Karnisovas and give him a little time, then Avdija would be a fantastic pick. It seems as though most outlets have Chicago’s new head man figured out going into draft night, but that’s perfectly fine if Avdija is the selection. His future is indeed bright. All we need to give the kid is a little time.