NBA Draft 2010: James Anderson Should Be The Chicago Bulls No.17 Pick

Dustin Brown@drbbossCorrespondent IIJune 21, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 11:  James Anderson #23 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys moves the ball while taking on the Kansas State Wildcats during the quarterfinals of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 11, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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James Anderson: shooting guard, 6'6", 210 pounds, out of Oklahoma State University.

Ever since the departure of Ben Gordon, former fourth overall pick, the Chicago Bulls have been lacking the one shooter to sink threes and shoot outside of the paint with consistency.

Players such as Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, and Taj Gibson, are guys who play up-close and personal, opposed to Gordon's game of cranking shots away from everyone else.

It's a trait the Bulls dearly missed this season and need to reattain.

James Anderson can not only repair that hole, but can do so with extra versatility.

While Gordon was three inches shorter than Anderson, he never really drove to the basket or changed things up. James Anderson, however, has shown he can get the job done with dynamic style.

Last season, the Bulls were the third worst team when it came to three-point shooting, with a .330 percentage.

Anderson, in his three years at OSU, would have ranked second alone with a .376 three-point percentage.

That's already an improvement, with more on the way.

In 2010, the Bulls ranked twenty-fourth in points-per-game with 97.5. Anderson can patch that up as well, coming off a 22.3 PPG season with 34.1 minutes a game.

The Oklahoma State product can also help on the defensive side, standing at 6'6" and collecting 5.8 rebounds-per-game last year.

Anderson, 23, also has a nice jumpshot with the ability to put pressure in the paint and has the ups to throw down some alley-oops.

With the seventeenth pick in the NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls should select James Anderson, shooting guard from Oklahoma State University.

It's the smartest, safest choice and will immediately assist Chicago next year.


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