CHICAGO BULLS DRAFT: One Player the Bulls Should Strongly Consider

 
on June 20 2011 3:39 PM

The 2011 NBA Draft is looming, and the Chicago Bulls are looking to bolster their roster to make it to the Finals.

With the 28th and 30th picks in the first round, the Bulls would prefer a scorer. Chicago often struggled to find offense beyond Derrick Rose creating his own shots or distributing to others because of double-teams.

One player the Bulls will be looking at is Purdue forward JaJuan Johnson. With good length and speed he adds a solid mid-range turnaround game as well as good post moves.

Throughout his time at Purdue he was a factor on the offensive boards, getting points from tip-ins and put backs. While somewhat undersized to play the power forward spot, he has explosive leaping ability and gets to the rim often.

He shot better than 80 percent from the free throw line and averaged more than 20 points and eight rebounds at Purdue. The Bulls could look at him as a key rotation player coming off the bench to spell Carlos Boozer and provide bench scoring.

His defense is not his best attribute as bigger post players can muscle him around in the paint, but he would be stepping into a team that prides itself on defense and would benefit greatly from the tutelage of defensive-minded head coach Tom Thibodeau.

Johnson showed a polished offensive game last year at Purdue and could be a steal for the Bulls at the end of the first round.

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