1. Gafford brings a defensive attitude to a defensive-deficient roster
The Chicago Bulls were not a good defensive team last season, and that’s putting it mildly. With Wendell Carter Jr. missing much of the season and Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen struggling defensively, the team needed help. Badly.
Enter Gafford, who loves to play defense and gives the team a legitimate shot-blocker. He’s proven his shot-blocking prowess, swatting 3.3 shots per 40 minutes in his two seasons at Arkansas. The 20-year-old big man also averaged 1.1 steals per 40 minutes for his career.
With Gafford and Carter, the Bulls now should usually feature a big man capable of anchoring the defense at all times on the floor.
The Chicago Bulls did an excellent job drafting Daniel Gafford in the second round. Is it time for NBA Summer League yet?