Chicago Bulls 2013-14 Player Grades: Tony Snell

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Apr 13, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Tony Snell (20) brings the ball up court during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Apr 13, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Tony Snell (20) brings the ball up court during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Following the 2012-13 campaign, the Chicago Bulls were looking to add players to the roster who were capable of stretching opposing defenses.

And who could blame them?

The team was coming off a season in which they were ranked 20th in 3-point shooting percentage.

In order to address this need, the Bulls selected Tony Snell with the 20th pick in the 2013 draft.

On the surface this appeared to be a good move.

After all, Snell averaged 12.5 points per outing in his last season at the University of New Mexico while connecting on 39 percent of shot attempts from beyond the arc.

In addition to that, at 6’7″, Snell could play multiple positions, which would have enabled him to be a solid backup for Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler as both players were coming off a season in which they logged heavy minutes.

Did Snell live up to the billing of being the stretch player the Bulls needed?

Let’s take a look back at his 2013-14 season, including season stats, season highlight/lowlight, memorable quote and my final grade.

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  • Brandy Tillman

    He seems expendable to me. However, based on the coach’s comments, I don’t think he will let him go. What do you think, James?

    • James Tillman

      Thanks for the response. Well, not every player will take the league by storm. But Snell has shown some promise at different times during the season. My thinking is that once he begins taking better shots, his production will increase.

  • crygdyllyn

    Snell’s shooting in summer league has been phenomenal.
    If he shoots like this for all 5 games, he will have earned starting credentials in my book.
    Butler is good, but his shooting regressed last year.
    McDermott is showing scoring skills, and is making good choices. He will be a starter soon.
    If both Snell and McD can continue to shoot like this, then Rose can become the assist king.
    With starters of Noah, Gasol, McD, Snell, and Rose….who are you going to guard? Who will you double team?

  • crygdyllyn

    Regarding expendable, I read opportunity to get future draft picks.
    I think Taj is at the top of his game. Excellent player.
    Bulls would get multiple draft picks for him, if he is traded.
    The Bulls won’t be anywhere near the lottery for the next 7 years.
    I think the Bulls could get 2 first round draft picks for him, maybe. Definitely a first and maybe 2 second round draft picks.