Following attempts to trade up for Marvin Bagley III and Mo Bamba, the Bulls stayed at No. 7 and drafted 6-foot-10-inch Wendell Carter Jr. from Duke.Carter, who impressed the Bulls throughout the draft process, is the type of big who management envisions will fit in today’s NBA and complement Lauri Markkanen. At the NBA draft combine, he talked openly about how his game can expand at the next level after sacrificing for his more heralded Duke teammate Bagley.Carter, 19, averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in his lone season at Duke. He’s considered an elite rebounder and has the ability to face up or play with his back to the basket. He also shot 41.3 percent on 3-pointers.Following his workout at the Advocate Center, Carter showed his knowledge of today’s game and also talked about learning under Robin Lopez.
In round two, Chandler Hutchison persisted since he left the NBA draft combine last month, reportedly promised a first-round pick by the Bulls.And indeed, they selected the 6-foot-7 Mountain West player of the year with the No. 22 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Hutchison averaged 20 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in his senior season, the rare four-year player.Hutchison improved dramatically over his career, jumping from 3.1 points per game in his freshman season.