In addition to playmaking, the Bulls have a glaring need on the wing, where the team has often been understaffed in recent seasons due to injuries to Otto Porter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison. Karnišovas won’t draft for need. But Vassell and Williams, who once were teammates, both offer worthy upside, and, similar to Lewis, would be intriguing targets in a trade-down move that also netted the Bulls future assets.
Vassell enters the draft a polished, all-encompassing defender; he’s long (reported 6-foot-10 wingspan), mobile and has a knack for racking up steals, blocks and transition buckets. He’s also a proven 3-point shooter, having hit 41.5 percent of his 3s for Florida State last season. You'd have hard time constructing a more textbook 3-and-D wing in a laboratory. He’s projected in most mocks to go somewhere in the mid-to-late lottery.
Williams, meanwhile, is a bit more of a project. But, as the youngest collegiate player in the class (he turned 19 in August), his potential is key. Built, athletic and with a reported 7-feet wingspan, he could blossom into a valuable multi-positional defender. At the offensive end, he crashes the glass hard and even flashed some playmaking chops in his freshman year. There's room to grow in his outside shot (32 percent from deep at FSU), but he oozes energy. Now, his stock is skyrocketing, as evidenced by a recent report from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony that listed his range as Nos. 4-9. --- Rob Schaefer