When new Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Artūras Karnišovas being filling out his staff, one of his first hires was Pat Connelly, who he worked with during his time in the Denver Nuggets front office. Now that they have reunited to push the Bulls into the future, fans should get to know the man behind player personnel. NBC Sports Chicago Bulls insider K.C. Johnson is joined by Connelly to discuss how Connelly got into scouting, the minutiae involved in correctly evaluating a player, his philosophy in drafting and his connection to Karnišovas.
(3:30) - Connelly describes how he got into the NBA
(7:57) - What attracted Connelly to Artūras Karnišovas and the Bulls?
(16:10) - Connelly's assessment of the 2020 draft and his drafting philosophy
(23:26) - Assessing Bulls players in the bubble
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Bulls Talk Podcast