Nolan Smith draft profile

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Nolan Smith (PG/SG)
Duke, 6'3, 190 lbs.

Solid and steady essentially describes Nolan Smith.  Nolan essentially displays a solid all around game, but does not stand out at in any particular aspect.  Solid athlete, solid defense, solid facilitator, solid shooter, and high basketball IQ describes his game.

Offensively, Smith plays well using the pick-and-roll.  He can set up teammates with his steady ball distribution, slither inside, or knock down the mid-range shot.  Smith is an opportunist.  He isn't a great creator off the dribble nor he does possess great athleticism at the rim, but he will find seams to get a shot off or find the open man.

He's a very steady ball-handler, so teams should not have to worry about his ability to be a combo guard.  Smith virtually carried Duke this season offensively.  

Defensively, while nothing stands out, Smith should defend the point guard position well.  He plays with above average with lateral quickness, quick hands, and a high basketball IQ.  He can limit penetration, get his hands on the occasional ball, and slow down teams in the half-court.   He will need to gain strength in the leg base to contain pick-and-rolls at the next level.

While Smith will probably be a combo guard at the next level, he will struggle defending post-up shooting guards.  He lacks the height and strength to stop a post up shooter.  He can defend shooting guards that are more suited towards running around screens or stationary shooters.

Overall Impressions

Overall, Nolan Smith reminds me of a taller, better Mario Chalmers.  He is not a guy that should be drafted as a starting, creating point guard, but a solid player that can be a spot starter or good role-playing bench player for a good team. 

Coming out of college, Nolan is a better scorer than Chalmers, provides two more inches than Chalmers, and can play some shooting guard.  Nolan should have a long career in the NBA even though he has a limited ceiling.

How he fits with Bulls?

If unable to trade up and take a risk of drafting a more high potential player, trading for a vet, or drafting an impact player such as Marshon Brooks, I am happy to say that Nolan Smith fits one of my top five picks at this junction of the draft and would consider him a steal.  

He will probably slide down the draft only because NBA front office seems to go for potential over productivity.  Smith should contribute to a team, but his limited ceiling will dissuade teams looking for a larger impact.

Nolan's the kind of rookie any coach can get on the floor because of his high IQ and ability to play without making a bunch of rookie mistakes.  He likes like a glue guy that will get playing time right away and do the little things to win.

Nolan would do wonders here as a more solid backup than C.J. Watson as he provides a little more stability and isn't as streaky as a shooter.  While Gar's favorite phrase seems be "having flexibility," Nolan would allow for more depth and also for C.J. to be expendable with the right deal. 

GarPax did a masterful job signing Korver, Watson, and Brewer to their flexible contracts and making them exciting trade bait for the future.  Shoring up a player such as Nolan Smith would allow for us to have a great backup at small cost.  Also, the championship pedigree, high IQ player, and maturity seem to fit the Bulls mo for later picks.

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  • No more Duke players please cause the majority of their players turn out to be mediocre at best.

  • No more Duke players please cause the majority of their players turn out to be mediocre at best.

  • No more mediocre Duke players please.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    That's ridiculous. While there has not been a superstar from Duke maybe except for maybe a healthy and young Grant Hill, it is not right to stereotype. This guy seems to be a better fit than CJ. CJ was not a bust but he seems to be a volume(time and shots) player and it is a difficult skill to show up from the bench and succeed in a limited amount of time. We can use CJ's contract to fill another hole.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    its not about stereotyping, its about fact. Name me another Duke player that has had a good NBA career besides Grant Hill, and I say Hill because if he hadn't injured his ankle while in Detroit, his career would have been ten times better than what it has turned out to be. So while you think its ridiculous it just so happens to be a fact....SORRY ABOUT THAT.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    You're looking for just ONE other Duke player who had a "good" career? Really?

    Luol Deng? Carlos Boozer? Shane Battier, Elton Brand, Chris Duhon, Mike Dunleavy, Corey Maggette (ehhh), even JJ Redick has found a nice niche.

    Duke breeds high character, high IQ guys who are great in the locker room. Never a bad thing with a late 1st round selection.

  • In reply to johnbegone:

    Good list. Duke hasn't produced really any high profile superstars, but there are a lot of quality role players coming out of Duke who had and are having "good" careers. This may be a bad comparison, but Nolan Smith kind of reminds me of Chris Duhon with an offensive game.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    We are talking about two of the last three picks in the first round.....Smith would be good.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    I generally agree with Kevin's rankings/top four or five guys available. I remember how he really liked Paul George last year for example.

    If you're going for best available player and not position then Nolan would definitely be in my top five for those available presuming a couple of guys like Reggie Jackson for example don't drop. Smith hit volume threes the last two years on solid percentages(39 and 36%). He's one hand dominant off the dribble, but gets by with the other in one on ones(NBA conditions). The caveat on guys like Nolan, besides his just slightly above average athleticism, is that he didn't score much his first two years ala Eric Gordon. Though they played in two completely different systems, and Duke's is partly responsible for lowered scoring with their strong team quality component. Nolan drove his team to the NCAA championship last year, and followed up with no let down but an even better personal showing. He's a winner and carried a volume scoring burden when needed in the ACC/major conference(while the ACC was down this year for sure). I'd certainly not be unhappy if we picked Nolan Smith. I just think JuJuan Johnson's scoring is underrated, and to much to resist for a big(though he's skinny as hell, but athletic). If we keep the picks, and could get Johnson and Smith that would work.

  • In reply to johnbegone:

    High character high IQ guys will not beat the Miami Heat no matter how smart they are. Ultimately it will take a high level of talented players for the Bulls to advance past Miami. But it's good that Duke does have High IQ guys, it just wont get them a championship on the court. Talent wins championships, I wonder how smart Wade and Lebron are...Hmmmm....

  • In reply to Reese1:

    And one player that really should've been left off of your list, Redick. I am so glad that Orlando matched the Bulls offer to that nothing but a role player that should be on someones bench. And a few more that are mediocre at best on your list Dunleavy, Duhon, and Maggette. They may be High IQ guys but they aren't championship quality players in the NBA.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    I guess the problem here might be in varying opinions of what a "good" career is. Johnbegone named a few who have had "good" careers in our minds, apparently you have a higher definition of "good".

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    Yes I do, The players he named really don't make too much of a difference on the teams that they play for.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    I see what you're saying and I agree, but I wouldn't say that they haven't had good careers because they aren't difference makers.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    I think Smith is better than people think. He has a real knack for finishing at the rim despite not having elite athleticism. He was able to finsh easily over John Henson in three games against USC--probably the best shot blocker in college basketball last year(he had to finish over 7ft Tyler Zeller at the same time as well) . He also has a terrific floater in the lane and a very good mid range jump shot--both of which he uses to avoid blocked shots. Smith has a very very good crossover and can create shots for himself with it--although he is probably more conmfortable with the pick and roll as Duke's offense is based on ball screens. I think he would make a good back up. He may be a rookie, but he has great poise.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    You do know we have the 28th pick in a bad draft, right?

    If you're looking for an answer to the Miami Heat I don't think "someone not from Duke" is it. I think it's someone not acquired with the 28th pick in the NBA draft.

    The point is, if we had to draft someone, this guy seems like a solid role player ready to contribute now who would be good in the locker room. All things the Bulls need. Yes, in order to win a championship they need more, but that needs to come via trade for MLE.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    You're not going to draft the guy who fills the gap between you and the Heat at 30. Depending on other factors, I have no problem drafting a long-term backup PG like Smith.

  • In reply to johnbegone:

    I respect that a lot of Bulls fans would want another Duke player but lets be real here... no one on Dukes team from this past season would have an impact on the Bulls for a number of years and quite frankly, the Bulls don't have time to groom rookies that would not have an immediate impact. I thought the goal was to get past the Miami Heat in the playoffs, not take time to groom players. I'm glad that's one thing that Thibs wont be wasting time with. Bulls need players that can produce NOW!!!

  • In reply to Reese1:

    +1

    How realistic is it that the Bulls keep the picks/if they do keep them, keep the drafted players? I thought they would be used to throw into a trade deal. We all saw with JJ that Thibs didn't want any part in developing him. I still think he could be a decent role player on a team, given time. But that is something the Bulls don't have. We're not in the rebuilding phase, We need to win now.

  • In reply to bpmueller:

    +2
    but don't count out drafting Euros they can stash, or trading for future draft picks, which would give them currency when the lockout is lifted, or if they decided to deal next trading deadline or the summer of '12

  • In reply to Reese1:

    I would like to thank everyone for feedback; really would.

    1st off, I do laugh at all the Duke comments because I really am not fond of Duke. However, there are some good players that have had bad incidents; Elton Brand, Grant Hill, and our own Luol Deng. Shane Battier is solid, Carlos Boozer is a steal at 2nd round; other players not very fond of.

    As for C.J. Watson; I really like him as a player and think he is great for his contract and does pretty well as the backup pg for the best point guard in the NBA. I love his D and when he is on, he is great for those few minutes. However, let's face it, if we are going for an impact player, we are probably not going to get him at pick 28 & 30. We can get depth to add, and hope that we can have trade assets to build up for an impact trade. C.J. Watson, Korver, Bogans, and Brewer (don't want to trade Brewer unless have too) are great contracts that could net us a good piece. Well that depth and we need cheap depth would come into play with Nolan Smith.

    If we are going to draft just best pure talent, then there are others that could be drafted; but they may not really add anything to the team or be seen as a big-time asset because they will hardly play.

    If we are going to draft to mold depth and fit Coach Thibs team, then Nolan Smith fits the bill in my opinion. I don't think C.J. Watson truly fits the bill as to what Coach Thibs likes in a backup; someone steady in decision making. I think Watson could flourish in an up-tempo system that still plays a little D. That's why I think it would be pointless to add Barbosa to this team (even though Barbosa is a favorite of mine).

    For those that don't like Smith's game, what do you not like outside of being a Dukie? He is not flashy, but his game screams solid player for 10 years in the NBA. I agree that his left hand needs work, but what else? What player do you draft instead of Nolan Smith?

    As for my fave five and total breakdown, I will release that closer to draft. I do like Paul George and still think he could be really good if he can play SF. I was somewhat off on some players, but I really like George. If Indy was to trade Granger for Monta Ellis straight up, I would think the Pacers could taken us to Game 7. Collison, Ellis, George, Hansbrough, and Hibbert with the backups is pretty dangerous. I think George will improve and show more game next year; hope he can bulk up.

    Thank you for all the feedback.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    It's not that Smith's not a good role player or anything like that, I just feel like Thibs is probably thinking of bring in a veteran back up point guard first. I f he can't get that then maybe he would go with a young point guard to back up Rose. I just feel like the way that the Bulls season ended and so many players on the Bulls that couldn't contribute down the stretch, that there may need to be upgrades at some of the positions cause lets face it, the Heat will be a better team next year and any rookie on the Bulls that is not ready to contribute would be another step in the wrong direction for the Bulls in keeping pace with Miami. This is the goal now... Bulls have to improve if they ever wont to advance past these guys over the next several years. Again... if a rookie is ready to contribute now bring him on, if not... he has to move on.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    please excuse typing errors

  • In reply to Reese1:

    I get what you all are saying and Thibs would prefer a vet, but what vet is that? I don't think Thibs likes playing young players that don't have high bball IQ; hence James Johnson, but he did start playing Asik a lot. I mean most point guards that play here are going to play 10 minutes a game and that's it.

    If you are telling me Mario Chalmers is our backup point guard at slightly over a million, then I take him over some vet point guard that doesn't do much other than not turn the ball over. To me, Nolan Smith is the young, smart, backup point with a couple of inches on Chalmers. I think you can play him in spurts with Rose too.

    I think if GarPaxDorf drafted as the backup, he will play those 10 minutes well. I see Thibs playing him due to being the backup (if Watson is traded) and because he is a highIQ player.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    My guess is the lateral quickness and athletic ability to defend at a minimum 2 positions(PG and SG for Nolan Smith) will determine his impact for the Bulls. He seems like a good candidate to replace CJ.
    I also 100% agree on BB IQ....that's very crucial deep in the playoffs or in close games. When they are mentally and physically fatigued, it can show up. I love DRose but he sometimes on his decision making when he was tired. But, it is something he is going to become better obviously.
    No BB IQ and just talent == Almost all Wizards players.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    Also, Spurs are not letting Gary Neal go.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    Bottom Line, if Smith can come in and produce now then I'm all in. The Bulls are probably the only team in the east that will give the Heat the most competition in the playoffs and in My opinion every move will be critical for Gar/Pax.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    Drafting Nolan Smith to free up trading CJ Watson could be a crafty move.
    But regardless of who backs up Rose, the larger issue may be Thibs resting Rose enough so he can finish games. Thibs failure to do that cost the Bulls in Games 4 and 5.

    If Thibs is just going to grind his players into the ground it doesn

  • In reply to Edward:

    That is because CJ made a lot of questionable decisions and Thibs wanted the Bulls to make the Heat come back rather than us come back. It didn't work. I think it was more mental fatigue for Rose than physical fatigue. I don't think anybody in the history of the NBA has taken so many big steps at such a young NBA life including LeBron, MJ(making it to ECF in his third year).

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Sorry, it

  • In reply to Edward:

    Even if Thibs made some mistakes in rotating players(who hasn't), it wasn't that which made the Bulls to lose. They were basically outplayed by LeBron and the Heat in the last few minutes except the 1st game and made crucial turnovers. If you are thinking playing CJ for a few more minutes and giving Rose that extra 5/6 min rest would have made a difference....you are in denial about our talent disparity with the Heat.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    This is true. However, the Bulls are in a really good position to make a splash if they want to this offseason. They have good players that can be traded for cheap in Brewer, Korver, and Watson (expiring too). They have players such as Taj/Asik that are very valuable, 2 picks plus the Bobcat pick, and while some may/may not agree Deng is a good player to trade while high value if getting something of value.

    Then you have 2 players that don't compliment each other way and irregardless can be traded in Boozer/Noah; Noah after July 1.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    You

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    I agree, they probably won't want to let him go. I was just throwing the name out to see what people thought of his as a possible fit. Honestly, for the right offer, anybody (except Duncan) is probably available on the Spurs right now.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    I think the Bulls need that guy who can make a shot/pass in the clutch without Rose being involved directly in the play. Rose will be double-teamed or will have LeBron kind off player(Paul George, Josh Smith, Igoudala) and a help defender near him. If you pass the ball to Rose, he is basically stuck and unable to pass over his tall defenders. That's the big decision Gar/Pax have to make..

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    I do agree Thibs needs to rest Rose/Deng a little more. I think he would if he felt comfortable with it.

    We are in dire need of another impact scorer. For example, let's just say somehow Ray Allen was to be on the Bulls roster as constructed and we have Nolan Smith and whomever else instead of C.J. Watson/Kyle Korver. You now have 4 scorers in Allen, Boozer, Rose, Deng. If Boozer was off, you essentially had Rose and to an extent, Deng. Deng is a good player but is not a creator by himself. Korver is inconsistent.

    Bring Ray Allen to the piece. When Rose went out, Thibs had Deng in not only for D, but for consistent O. If Korver/Watson were in trouble, what could we do besides play great D? Now Allen is on the team, we can take him out earlier in the first, but bring him back in earlier in the 2nd and allow for either Rose/Deng to get a little more rest. Nolan Smith could play a few more minutes than Watson did, but he also provides a higher basketball IQ, more consistency, and even a little combo guard.

    This right here can be a big difference. We do not have to have Ray Allen, but just another impact scorer and some high basketball IQ depth. Adding another scorer can that is not a total liability on D totally changes the way our team can rest players and score along with playing D.

    We were so close to beating the Heat numerous times, but could not pull through; sorry for rant.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    I do agree it was very frustrating with being close to beating the Heat...I can't even watch the finals much with Dallas being nowhere close to the Bulls on defense.

    But that said, I doubt Ray Allen type would have made a difference against the Heat. Paul Pierce would have made a bigger difference than Allen. That's what the Bulls need.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Having Ray Allen wouldn't have made a difference against Heat? If our current roster included Ray Allen at SG we would be 1 up on Dallas right now and I'd be scouring Craig's List for tickets to tonights game 2 at the UC.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    Kev, how bout a profile on Charles Jenkins of Hofstra?

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    I will do one on him eventually. I am just writing articles daily on prospects that will be around where we are currently constructed to pick at. Butler, Singler, Jeremy Tyler, Honeycutt, Jereme Richmond, Josh Selby, Jenkins, Justin Harper, etc.. will all be posted.

    I just hope the Bulls don't sell the picks for nothing.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    he's my guy. Hope the Bulls take him @ 28.30, or 44

    small conference & height are concerns, but a lot to like:
    -high character & attitude, capable of doing whatever it takes for his team to win. He's used scoring b/c his team's needed it (sound familiar?), but has also lead his conference in assists
    -clutch. Multiple game winners hit.
    -Seasoned (4 year guy), & NBA ready. Great experience in pick n roll
    -#4 scorer in the nation(only 14.5 attempts pg), one of the most efficient in pick n roll, catch & shoot, and especially isolation
    -great shooter. 42% from 3 last year. Shoots mid range, good FT shooter. Most impressive is his shot selection, which shows in his high true shooting %, despite being his team's focal point.
    -decent NBA athleticism. Great quickness & strength.
    -great passer

    I believe he'd be a great fit, and know the Bulls, especially Gar Forman, would love him.

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    also, he's a gym rat, and excells at penetration, and he plays smart & under conrol

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    Jenkis is a really nice player. My only concern is that he put up his numbers against terrible competition.

  • In reply to gwlaw99:

    that can be a concern, but its hardly telling of the player he can become. Also, although he didn't play against many NBA prospects, he did play in a conference with 3 NCAA tournament teams, so the competition was competitive

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    ChiRy, I really liked what you had to say about Smith. I am concerned about his size and being a rookie, but if we were to draft someone, I think he could be a good fit. We would then be able to move CJ. If Smith could come in and be a Taj-like player in his rookie year, then I would be all about it.

  • In reply to bpmueller:

    +1, if you substitue Jenkins name for Smith

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    VCU from their conference went to the final 4, also put in George Mason, who made the 2nd round & lost to Ohio State & got to the final 4 in 2006, and put in an Old Dominion team that lost by 2 pts to the NCAA runner up Butler team.

    Against UNC early in the year, he shot 11/18, 24 pts, 3 stls, 4 asts

    Averaged 22 ppg against those George Mason, VCU, & Old Dominion NCAA tourney teams during the season

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    I meant UNC not USC. A typo.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    LeBron played an average of 45 minutes a game in the series, that's why Deng got hardly any rest, Thibs would have wanted him out there no matter what offense we had.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    I tend to agree with you on this Reese1, but if you think about it, Nolan Smith is the exact type of player you're referring to. Smith isn't a project type draft pick, he is what he is, and already possesses the IQ, the defensive ability, and the shooting ability we need at backup PG. However, I think people are understating CJ Watson's ability, those hoping Smith performs better than CJ right away will be disappointed.

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    What I think of Smith is something Thibs wants and more stability. Watson has the ability to bring more impact, but he can also bring more inconsistency and make some decisions that determine the game that Thibs cannot live with.

    I think he would fill more comfortable with N. Smith for a couple of more minutes.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    Makes sense, the more I think about Smith the more I'm feeling like he should be going higher considering this has been dubbed a weak draft. He often looked comparable to Kyrie Irving's talent level last year.

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    Sorry man, Irving is much quicker, a little stronger, and much better around the rim, a lot better ball-creation ability and better point-guard. He might go higher than what we pick and probably should, but that is not what most people are saying.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    So Kevin you're saying that we could only use Smith in spurts at the 2, he's not someone you could get 15 minutes a night out of there (maybe not as a rookie but in year 2 onwards)?

    Because I don't really see the point in drafting a guy who might only get 6 minutes a game in non-blowouts as Rose's backup. Even if CJ Watson is traded away you can sign some point guard for the league minimum to just be solid for that short amount of time. I'm sure there's some vet out there who will sign with a good team and not expect much playing time, eg Earl Watson would be fine (first name to come into my head since we're talking about Watson).

  • In reply to Reese1:

    I think if we drafted him, that would be good, but I feel it would mean we have to trade away CJ. We cant have both. CJ has value right now, and played well for us. But CJ/Korver can get us something nice.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    You haven't picked the right player for a draft profile yet. The guy the Bulls will pick at 28 will be Jimmy Butler from Marquette. He's a hard-nosed defender with size, who can play the 2 or 3. If the Bulls want to compete w/ Miami, they cannot play Luol Deng 45 minutes per night. Butler fits the profile of other recent Bulls picks like Taj - somewhat under-the-radar players with better pre-injury profiles than the present draft evaluation.

  • In reply to the1tab:

    A 6'8" guy who is only an average athlete is not going to be playing the 2 in the NBA.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    Disagree on Butler's athleticism, and think his willingness to work hard makes him a good fit. Basically, he's Keith Bogans but 5 inches taller and with ANY offensive game.

  • In reply to the1tab:

    Unless we get a superstar or Deng is hurt or Deng has fouled out...Thibs is not playing a rookie to give a break to Deng.

    That said, I agree if we keep this picks...I think the Bulls are going to draft somebody for the bench. It all depends on who they want to put in a deal...Brewer, Korver or CJ?

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Thibs didn't give Deng a break this year because he couldn't. He gave Noah a break w/ Asik... I don't see why giving 7-10 mpg to a kid is out of the question.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    I really like Nolan Smith. I really think he would be a steal too. I think he'll be like a Jeff Teague for some team.

    My top guys in this draft (no specific order):

    1) Nolan Smith
    2) Josh Selby
    3) Nikola Vucevic
    4) Marshawn Brooks
    5) Jajuan Johnson

    Others guys I like are Ben Hansbrough, Demetri McCamey, and Jordan Williams. I would be fine with any of those.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    Definitely agree on Smith...I like CJ Watson, but getting a guy like Nolan Smith who would be a perfect backup PG, would allow CJ to be moved in a deal for a upgrade at SG. Definitely a good move IMO.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    BTW, this guy sounds/feels like the typical GarPax pick.... All these picks are of minimal impact. I hope whatever they do....just do it with the goal of consolidating these picks or other role players into another ball creator.

  • In reply to the1tab:

    Going away from the draft for a second...What are people's thoughts on Gary Neal from the Spurs? I think he's an interesting option that no one has mentioned in the search for a new SG. He's not crazy tall so maybe that's why, but if you've seen any Spurs games, the guy can shoot and I think he plays decent D as well. Just throwing it out there.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    They ain't giving up Gary Neal. He makes peanuts and is very productive. That'd be awesome if we could somehow steal him though.

  • In reply to jt563905:

    I agree, they do have a lack of big men though and with Taj and Asik, we could make them seriously consider it with the right trade proposal. I would love to keep both Taj and Asik, but I have a feeling that one will have to be included to get a quality SG.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    No more DUKIES in the draft...God help us.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    There were 13 former Duke players in the league this year I believe, equal second most, which is fairly standard, Duke is always near the top of the list. If they're all so crap how come they manage to stick on rosters?

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    No one said that they were crap, the majority of them aren't really impact players in the NBA. They're all world at Duke tho but don't really make too much of a difference in the league.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    The Bulls first pick in the draft is #28, I'll be happy if they just get a guy who sticks in the league, impact players are rare that low.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    To me he depends on how much shooting guard he can play in the NBA, will he be like George Hill who is small but you can play him a reasonable number of minutes at SG if you bring him off the bench?

    Still doubts on his size and potential are what made Hill fall to the Spurs, if the Bulls can get a guy who falls like that it'd be great even if he's not the all singing, all dancing do everything SG we'd like and we have to pick our spots when we play him.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    One more time.....with FEELING......

  • In reply to evilhoban:

    One more time with feeling...OK, Duke players are good, they just don't make too much of a difference in the NBA...most of them anyway.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    Well considering how late this pick is, getting a guy as good as Shane Battier, Deng, or even Boozer would be outstanding.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    :)

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