5. Chicago Bulls draft Ayo Dosunmu
Could there have been a more perfect beginning to Ayo Dosunmu’s pro career than to land with his hometown Bulls? After his stock plummeted following his final season at Illinois and a tough showing in the NCAA Tournament, Dosunmu was looked at as a late first-round pick to some, but he fell to the second round and right into the lap of the Bulls.
The Bulls have completely overhauled their point guard position this offseason. We’ll get to the addition of Lonzo Ball later on, but aside from him, the Bulls just had Coby White at point guard — and he can also double as a two guard, as well.
Getting rid of Tomas Satoransky and Ryan Arcidiacono meant the Bulls were headed in a completely new direction. Dosunmu, White and Ball now form a pretty diverse point guard trio.
If you look at Dosunmu strictly from a performance basis, his numbers add up to someone who can absolutely have a lengthy career in the NBA. Last year with the Illini, Dosunmu posted 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He shot over 39 percent from long distance as well, proving his game is well-rounded.
He’s the perfect third point guard to have on this team as he can take a little time to develop if he needs. But, he’s also surrounded by some great veteran presences, which will help.