Chicago Bulls: 5 options for pick No. 7 in 2019 NBA Draft

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3. De’Andre Hunter

The Bulls’ second unit took somewhat of a hit when the team acquired Otto Porter Jr. in exchange for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker — both of which played minutes at the power forward spot and were double-digit scorers when the trade took place. Being that Chicago needs some scoring punch off the bench, one option could be De’Andre Hunter out of Virginia.

Hunter improved in several categories during his sophomore campaign. He averaged 15.2 points (21.3 points on an adjusted 40-minute scale), 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest — all of which are higher than the numbers he posted during his freshman season (9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per outing).

On top of that, Hunter is an efficient shooter, as he connected on 52 percent of his attempts overall, knocked down 43.8 percent of his looks from 3-point range and posted a 61 percent true shooting percentage. Standing at 6’8″ with a 7’2″ wingspan, he possesses the ability to defend multiple positions and was often tasked with guarding the opposing team’s best player.

As far as what he can improve in? Well, for starters, Hunter is more of a catch-and-shoot player and struggles with creating offense. Despite his size and length, Hunter’s steals (0.6 per game) and blocks (0.4 per game) are very low, to say the least.

Overall, Hunter brings something to the table in multiple areas, and if he’s still on the board when the Bulls are set to make their selection, he has the potential to excel in a sixth man role.