It’s not often that the #1 preseason NBA draft prospect falls outside of the top-5, but a back injury that cost Missouri small forward Michael Porter Jr. almost his entire freshman season may scare some teams away, and land him right in the Bulls’ laps.
NBCSports Chicago’s Mark Schanowski details that exact scenario.
It's @MarkSchanowski at the big board looking at his NBA Draft big board. He breaks down his top 10 in the video below. And check out his full mock draft here: https://t.co/KOdli5mnZH pic.twitter.com/niSIeGlyl8
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) April 18, 2018
The picture Schanowski paints isn’t that far-fetched. I’ve said time and time again that I hope the Bulls invest in a rim-protecting center with their first pick, but if Porter Jr. is available then the Bulls may have to pull the trigger.
The injury concerns are real, but he’s a 6’10 forward that can score from anywhere. That skillset may be too good to pass up.
Only 2 months left of overanalyzing draft possibilities until we find out who the Bulls actually pick!