Why The Bulls Need To Draft Dejuan Blair

ChiCitySports .ComCorrespondent IJune 19, 2009

BOSTON - MARCH 26:  DeJuan Blair #45 of the Pittsburgh Panthers takes the floor before taking on the Xavier Musketeers during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regionals at TD Banknorth Garden on March 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

 In order for the Chicago Bulls to be successful next season they have to rely a lot on what happens during the off-season and most importantly the NBA Draft. The Bulls have recently been scouting a handful of guards, though they are in need of a big man the only big man that they have reportedly scouted has been Pittsburgh's Dejuan Blair.

 Blair would be a perfect fit for the Chicago Bulls and could fill the one need the Bulls need, a consistent big man. At 6'7 Blair lacks size, but what he lacks in size he makes up in strength. Blair also has a high basketball I.Q and this adds to his draft value. Blair is able to play the Power Forward position because of his strength and footwork, during his career in Pittsburgh, Blair averaged 12.3 rebounds per game and 15.7 points per game.

Blair's game has improved greatly over the course of one year and in the right hands he could be a dominate force in the NBA.

The only thing that could hold the Bulls back from picking up Blair would be if the Bulls are unable to resign Gordon or find a replacement guard. If the Bulls feel comfortable, which they should, they should find a good enough guard to pick up with their 26th pick or be able to make a draft day trade.

Overall the Bulls should be locked onto selecting Dejuan Blair with their 16th pick and having no regrets about it.