Chicago, IL—According to draft sites and mock drafts all over the world, the Chicago Bulls are projected to select two guards with their two first-round pick—one being Terrence Williams of Louisville and the other being Marcus Thornton of LSU.
Though the Bulls, in fact, need to add a defensive presence down low, they could use one of these versatile guards to add firepower to their roster.
Terrence Williams, a 6'6", 220lbs shooting guard/small forward, would add the athleticism that the Bulls somewhat lack in their guards.
His 6'6" frame would also add the size they need at the two spot and help them on the defensive side of things. Williams has great court vision and has the ability to contest shots and play the passing lanes well.
This year, Williams has also added another weapon to his arsenal, his perimeter shooting. Williams has improved on this since last year. This is just the type of player the Bulls need at the two spot. Especially, if their leading scorer, Ben Gordon, does not re-sign with the team this summer.
Another player projected to be drafted by the Bulls is shooting guard is Marcus Thornton of LSU. Thornton has had a history of being a capable scorer and a great defender. At 6'4", Marcus Thornton averaged 5.5 rebounds per game and 1.6 steals per game along with a stellar 21.1 points per game.
Thornton seems like a great all-around player, but at 6'4", 198lbs his frame is just as small as current guard Ben Gordon. If the Chicago Bulls choose to select Terrence Williams with the 16th pick, selecting Marcus Thornton with their 26th pick would be a waste of a pick.
- Jordan Charles