Monday, June 18, 2012
Forman: Deep draft for Bulls at No. 29
John Jenkins shot .439 percent from three-point range last season at Vanderbilt.
The Chicago Bulls will have to wait until the 29th pick in next week's NBA draft, but general manager Gar Forman considers it a deep talent pool leaving them with choices at the end of the first round.
"We have spent a great deal of time not only the last month but the last couple of years preparing for this draft," Forman told the team's website. "We're at 29, and we feel good about where we are. We feel it's a pretty deep draft, and we will be able to find a player that fits us and will be able to help us in the future.
"As always we're not looking at specific needs. We'll draft who we think is the best player available. But we're going to have some interesting choices at the end of the month."
Jenkins, who averaged more than 19 points a game in each of his final two seasons at Vanderbilt, has deep range on his shot with a quick release. But at 6-foot-4 and 212 pounds, he lacks ideal size and lateral quickness, according to Ford.