By: Jovanny Santiago
Wendell Carter is a very underrated big man in this years draft. He would fit perfectly on this Bulls team. Robin Lopez is currently the man in the middle, but he’s on the last year of his deal. The Bulls need to get younger at the position and Carter Jr. is a great place to start.
Also, Lopez is a prime candidate to be moved on draft night or near the trade deadline.
Carter moves very well for a big. Playing small ball is a trend in the NBA now. Carter can cover a lot of ground. If placed on a smaller guard/forward, he could take advantage of this matchup.
Carter can shoot the ball better than expected given his position. He averaged 13.5 points per game during his freshman year. During the regular season Carter had many standout games including vs Southern Jaguars; he had 20 points with 11 rebounds & 2 Assists, vs Indiana, 18 points with 12 rebounds, and vs Evansville with 27 points with 5 rebounds,
During the ACC tournament, he averaged 9 points per game with 6.5 rebounds.
He played well vs North Carolina in the ACC tournament totaling 14 points with 9 rebounds
During the NCAA Tournament he played some terrific basketball vs a Syracuse team that was solid during the tournament. Carter had 14 points vs the Orange.
In what would be his last game for Duke against Kansas, Carer had 10 points and 2 rebounds.
During the Regular season/NCAA Tournament I saw a lot of good things within Carter and how he will help the Chicago Bulls in the future if we draft him with the 7th pick of the NBA Draft. He can create his own shot and be dominant on the glass.
Having a Center like Carter to build around with a young group of Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, Zach Lavine along with the 22nd, the Bulls would be in a great spot come Friday.