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Chicago Bulls 2012 NBA Draft: Bulls Should Pair Doron Lamb with Derrick Rose

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02:  Doron Lamb #20 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts after making a three-pointer in the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Shehan JeyarajahCorrespondent IJune 28, 2012

The Chicago Bulls are in a state of uncertainty heading into the 2012 NBA draft.

It looks like the Bulls will begin next season without MVP point guard Derrick Rose and fellow All-Star Luol Deng.

Heading into this year's draft, the Bulls have a decision to make about their future. As things stand right now, the Bulls have the 29th pick in this year's draft. 

The first thing to address is the pick that Chicago owns—the 29th pick.

Bulls beat writer K.C Johnson wrote that "it's likely they ultimately will settle for a combo guard with scoring ability." If we are talking about dynamic scoring guards that will be around at pick No. 29, you have to look at Kentucky guard Doron Lamb. 

Lamb is a player who knocked down the three-point ball at a ridiculous rate of 47 percent at Kentucky on over four three-point attempts a game.

He also shot over 47 percent from the floor overall and averaged almost 14 points per game for the national champion Kentucky Wildcats.

Lamb is a player who is able to shoot and score from nearly anywhere on the floor. He also has the ability to handle the ball at times and perhaps be a secondary ball-handler. 

He didn't measure out terribly well at the combine and will likely not be able to be a top defender at the next level because of that.

Lamb may peak at being a sixth man, but he has Sixth Man of the Year potential in him. 

The main question about any prospect for the Bulls is how each player will fit next to star point guard Derrick Rose.

Lamb looks like a good fit because he is able to shoot and can dribble the ball when Rose is double-teamed. He likely won't start with Rose because of his defensive struggles, but he could finish games like a Jason Terry. 

As things stand right now, the Bulls should draft Doron Lamb with the 29th pick. 

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