Schuster: Confusing Draft Night For Bulls

By David Schuster-

CHICAGO (WSCR) It was far from sexy but the Bulls came away satisfied with their draft. They came in with two first round picks plus a second rounder. After completing a complicated trade in which they dealt two of their picks the Bulls came away with forwards Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler.

The paperwork has not been fully completed so the Bulls weren’t able to talk about Mirotic but he is under contract with Real Madrid Spain for the next four years and has stated he wants to play out that contract. All along the Bulls said they might draft a player who wont join them for a while and Mirotic definitely fills that bill. He stands 6’10”, weighs 225 pounds and is compared to Tony Kukoc.

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As for Butler, he stands 6’8″ and is a natural small forward who possibly could play some big guard in the NBA. He stands out on defense but needs to improve his outside shot.

The Bulls had a chance to draft some shooting guards but they obviously felt none of them would help them sooner than Butler will. General Manager Gar Forman has insisted all along that there are other ways to find players besides the draft and still points to possible trades or a free agent signing.

No doubt many fans will criticize what the Bulls did because they didn’t get a “shooting guard”, but when you draft as low as the Bulls did, you can’t expect too much.

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  • tom Sharp

    “Confusing” is the best you can come up with!? How about “stupid”? They trade up for a guy nobody else would touch (or can touch) because he won’t get here for 3 or 4 years. Then draft a low IQ guy from a low IQ team who is a mediocre shooter!

    Miami will have no trouble winning the East again.


  • Anthony

    This draft was about wasting everyone’s time. Tall Soft Euro that cannot score 10pts per game, play D and isn’t very big or atheltic. This was a pick that will never see a Bulls uniform, let alone any court time in Chicago.

    Then we draft a guy that can play good D, but cannot shoot. Don’t we already have guys like that?

    I understand they didn’t want to have a lot of young money on the books. Fine, but you could have traded up and got someone w/real potential to help this team this year. Could have got a good PF to finish around the rim and still play D(something we thought we were getting w/Booz and didn’t) .

  • rigo

    its easy for us as fans to criticise what our gm did in the draft, but lets keep it real we dont see the in and outs. All we see is what they let us see. Im a cali boy born and raised and ill be a bulls fan forever. GO BULLS!!!!!!!

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