Complete grades for all 30 teams in the 2019 NBA Draft

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Chicago Bulls

Coby White (No. 7), Daniel Gafford (No. 38)

Despite housing a fairly recent lottery point guard in Kris Dunn, the Chicago Bulls have been in a desperate search for a long-term solution at the point guard position. In Coby White, they seemed to have nabbed their man.

A speedy floor general who averaged 16.1 points per game at UNC last season, he’s at best when given the freedom to create on his own. White is elite in transition and is sure to pair nicely with the athletic marvel that is Zach LaVine out on the fast break, with a heavy dose of alley-oops potentially materializing.

Daniel Gafford flashed a great amount of energy during his second season at Arkansas. The springy 6’10” big man is an ideal lob target near the rim who can set the screens necessary to get himself open. Great defensive instincts also had him average 2.0 blocks per game.

White gives the Bulls their point guard of the future next to an already intriguing roster of youngsters. For a team with a talented frontcourt and special wing scorer, nailing down that positional need was the one and only task that needed to be taken care of for Chicago. It got done, and the organization has a better long-term future for it.

Grade: B+