NBA Mock Draft 2011: Full 1st-Round Mock, Nolan Smith to Bulls at No. 28
2011 NBA Mock Draft Delivers Outside Shooting Help To Chicago Bulls
Chicago’s biggest weakness throughout the season has been the lack of consistent scoring options after Derrick Rose. Part of the blame lies with shooting guards Keith Bogans and Ronnie Brewer, both of whom are defensive specialists with sub-par offensive games.
Nolan Smith, like most Duke guards, is a serious three-point shooting threat. He played both PG and SG in college, but with Rose in place he’ll likely see most of his minutes at the 2 in Chicago.
Smith is a solid defender, which is a must for getting in the game under coach Tom Thibodeau, but his height (6’3”) will be a liability against some NBA shooting guards. His ballhandling ability will help the Bulls attack defenses that try to collapse on Rose.
Smith has enough potential as a point guard that he might also take minutes away from C.J. Watson as the primary backup for Rose.
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