Bulls Introduce Draft Picks Gibson & Johnson

Jordan CharlesContributor IJune 29, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - FEBRUARY 26:  Head coach Dino Gaudio celebrates with his player James Johnson #23 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during their 85-78 victory over the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Lawrence Joel Coliseum on February 26, 2009 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jun. 29, 2009—The Bulls held a press conference to introduce James Johnson and Taj Gibson, the team’s first round draft picks, on Monday in the Chicago Stadium Club on the Lexus Club Level of the United Center.

Bulls fans all over the world were shocked when David Stern announced that the Bulls had taken Taj Gibson with their 26th overall pick.

I don't see why the Chicago Bulls, who had their hearts set on ether Tyler Hansbrough or Dejuan Blair, would pass up on an opportunity like this to grab Blair with their 26th pick.

Though Johnson seems like a solid pick, the Bulls will have to find a guard in free agency to either start or back up John Salmons at the two guard position, seeing that the Bulls did not draft in a way that Gordon will be leaving.

Does this show that Gordon will stay?

Also, exactly how does Gibson stack up against Blair?

Dejuan Blair, who is missing both of his ACLs, was expected to go in the first round.  But, instead, he fell to the second round where the San Antonio Spurs picked him up. He was projected to be picked with the Bulls 16th pick or the Pacers' 13th pick.

Neither of those scenarios panned out.

With their 13th pick, the Chicago Bulls selected James Johnson out of Wake Forest. After this pick, rumors went around that Luol Deng could be out of Chicago along with Kirk Hinrich. The Bulls have said that they are trying to move Hinrich, but have not commented on the rumors involving Luol Deng.

Could these two rookies be taking the places of current Bulls players Luol Deng and Tyrus Thomas?

These two should get their act together and sense that it is time to wake up and smell reality.