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NBA Breakout Players: Chicago Bulls

Published on 18 December 2020 at 20:05

The NBA is most exciting when young stars are budding across the league. The talent pool is ridiculous in the Association. Some players are just waiting to sprout into the player they have the potential to be. It is best to take this subject by division since I want to pick a breakout player for every team. The Central Division holds the Bulls, Pacers, Bucks, Cavaliers, and Pistons. This division has been riddled with paradigm shifts since Jordan entered the league in the 80s. With each team looking to regain control of the division over the leading Bucks. They will each need all the help they can get. The key to that is finding great talent from within. 

Porter recently opted into his contract for one more year on the Bulls roster (Photo By : Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Bulls are one of the worst teams in the NBA. They have been for years now. However, I feel like they have some great talent in that roster. The recent drafts have been encouraging, and the play from these young guys should be something that makes fans happy. The Bulls have plenty of good players on the roster that, due to circumstances like coaching and injuries, have not been able to show off their talent. Otto Porter is one of those players. Under new coach Billy Donovan, I see great things for Porter. He is a tall and lengthy small forward with a gorgeous shooting stroke and a wide frame built to defend multiple positions.

The Bulls need defense as soon as possible, and a secondary scoring option to LaVine would help as well. Forward Lauri Markkanen is a solid shooter but can not create his own shot. Coby White is solid but too young to rely on for consistent scoring. Otto Porter is now a veteran and coming off an injury, should be well-rested and ready to go. He will need to improve in a couple of areas to fill in his role as the second scoring option and primary wing defender on the team, but the opportunity is there for him. If he accepts that role, we could be seeing the best all-around player for the Bulls this season.

Author: Daniel O'Donovan

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