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NBA mock draft roundup: Here's who experts have the Bulls taking at No. 7

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NBA mock draft roundup: Here's who experts have the Bulls taking at No. 7

We did your Google searching for you. Here's a roundup of 22 different mock drafts post-Lottery and who they have the Bulls selecting at No. 7. Bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it plenty throughout the pre-draft process.

NBC Sports Chicago, Mark Strotman: De'Andre Hunter, SF, Virginia

NBC Sports Chicago, Mark Schanowski: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Tankathon.com: Darius Garland, PG, Vanderbilt

ESPN, Jonathan Givony ($): Coby White, PG, North Carolina

CBS Sports, Gary Parrish: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Yahoo Sports, Krysten Peek: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Cleveland.com, Matt Goul: Jaxson Hayes, C, Texas

Newsday, Steve Popper: Jarrett Culver, SG, Texas Tech

Chicago Sun-Times, Joe Cowley: Cam Reddish, SF, Duke

SB Nation, Ricky O'Donnell: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

The Athletic, Sam Vecenie ($): Coby White, PG, North Carolina

NYPost, Brian Lewis: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

NBC Sports, Rob Dauster: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

The Stadium, Jeff Goodman: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Bleacher Report, Jonathan Wasserman: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Kevin O'Connor, The Ringer: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

NBADraft.net: Jarrett Culver, SG, Texas Tech

LA Times, Dan Woike: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Sports Illustrated, Jeremy Woo: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Sporting News, Chris Stone: De'Andre Hunter, SF, Virginia

NBC Sports, Ben Standig: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

The Big Lead, Ryan Phillips: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Bulls Talk Podcast: Vincent Goodwill previews free agency

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Vincent Goodwill previews free agency

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski and Kevin Anderson are joined by Yahoo Sports NBA insider Vincent Goodwill

0:45 - Vinnie on basketball never stopping

1:55 - On Bulls selection of Coby White

2:45 - Dynamic between Kris Dunn and White

5:30 - Are Bulls likely to bring in a veteran point guard to mentor White?

7:30 - What kind of contract is Pat Beverley looking at?

9:40 - Will Bulls have enough cap space to sign three free agents?

11:50 - Vinnie on his vote for Zach LaVine for Most Improved Player

13:25 - On the NBA Awards show and its timing

15:45 - On Giannis and the Bucks, where can he still develop?

18:05 - On Kevin Durant and his options in free agency

21:40 - Why Durant will want to control his own destiny

23:30 - Vinnie on Jimmy Butler and where he may end up

26:10 - Vinnie on why he didn’t play in the media tournament during the NBA Finals

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The 1995-1998 Bulls belong on the list of 10 greatest lineups in NBA history

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The 1995-1998 Bulls belong on the list of 10 greatest lineups in NBA history

Listen, Tom. We like you. A lot. You do incredible work and you give us shoutouts. But we had to read through your latest piece, “Ranking the 10 greatest lineups in NBA history,” a few times before realizing you had a massive omission.

We present the following: The 1995-1998 Chicago Bulls.


PG: Ron Harper
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Scottie Pippen
PF: Toni Kukoc
C: Dennis Rodman

Total All-Star appearances: 23
MVP Players: 1
DPOY Players: 2
Finals MVP Players: 1
Titles won together: 3

We thank you for mentioning Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in your piece. They were pretty good, we agree. We’ll dig a little deeper on those two to begin our argument. From 1995 to 1998, Jordan averaged 29.6 points on 48% shooting, 6.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals. He also didn’t miss a game, playing in 304 of a possible 304 games. He was also named league MVP twice and Finals MVP all three years. Pippen wasn’t too shabby a sidekick, averaging 19.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists in that three-year span.

These guys were all-time greats, but you might have forgotten that they weren’t alone.

All Dennis Rodman did in this three-season span was lead the league in rebounding all three years (15.3 per game). He wasn’t the same All-Star talent that he was in his Detroit days – also a two-time Defensive Player of the Year – and his San Antonio stint but he was still critical to the Bulls’ success. The Worm had a little bit of Draymond Green in him, not afraid to take on any defensive assignment to allow the Bulls a little more versatility. He got assignments of Shawn Kemp and Karl Malone in the Finals.

Kukoc is where we bend the rules a bit, but we hope you’ll allow it (mostly because our argument turns to dust if we need to talk about Luc Longley). Kukoc was the 1996 Sixth Man of the Year (hey, you said they could be closing lineups, too) and was a model of consistency in those three seasons. He averaged 13.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists and gave the Bulls another ball handler and distributor, as well as versatile defense. He’s at times the forgotten gem of the Jerry Krause era, and he’s more than just a funny story from the Dream Team era.

The Bulls had their Iguodala, too. Ron Harper averaged a modest 7.7 points and 2.7 assists in these three seasons with the Bulls. But he also did it with a 14.9% usage rate. That was lower than Bill Wennington’s usage rate of 17.0% in that same span! Let’s not forget that Harper had averaged 19.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in eight seasons with the Cavaliers and Clippers before signing with the Jordan-less Bulls. He would have had a much larger and more effective role had Jordan not returned (we’re glad he did). In 1998, Harper also had the pleasure of guarding Gary Payton and John Stockton in the Bulls’ three Finals victories. Have you had enough of the Iggy comparisons yet?

So there it is. Five incredible players to put together three remarkable championship seasons that included the Greatest Team in the History of Basketball (our capitalization intended). Feel free to update your story as needed.