As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft we will provide profiles of more than 60 prospects, including video interviews with each player, what they're saying leading up to draft day as well as their potential fit on the Bulls.
Terran Petteway, G, Nebraska
6'6" | 209 lbs. | 22 years old
18.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 39.6 field-goal percentage, 31.3 3-point percentage
Late second round/undrafted
"Night in and night out, I was playing somebody tough, no matter if it was Northwestern or if it was Michigan State or Wisconsin. It was always competition night in and night out, and that prepared me. It got me where I'm at today."
Fit for the Bulls:
Petteway emerged two seasons ago as a dynamic scorer who carried a Nebraska team that burst out of years of doldrums to finish fourth in the Big Ten. But an abrupt NCAA tournament exit was followed by an extremely disappointing follow-up campaign this past season in which the Huskers were one of the Big Ten's lowest-finishing teams. That being said, Petteway didn't fall off much, remaining one of the conference's top scorers. He broke the 20-point barrier in five of the Huskers' first seven games this past season and continued to play well throughout the conference season. He scored 29 points in his final college game in the Big Ten Tournament. All that point production aside, though, it's unclear whether Petteway will just be one of those guys who stars in college and can't translate to the NBA. After a second straight season earning All-Big Ten honors, his stock likely wasn't going to get much higher. Not too many mock drafts include his name, and though he's expected to be available when the Bulls make their second pick, there are also likely to be much higher-rated prospects available then, too. Petteway showed he could fill up the basket in college, and for a team looking to crank up its offense under a new head coach, maybe he's worth a shot.
The Bulls are still scrambling to add depth at point guard and found another body to throw in the rotation.
According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Bulls "are planning to sign" Shaquille Harrison. Harrison was waived by the Suns on Monday.
In order to complete the move, the Bulls are reportedly waiving center Omer Asik.
Harrison went undrafted out of Tulsa in 2016. The Suns signed him and sent him to the then NBA D-League. Last season, the 25-year-old from Kansas City played in 23 games and made two starts in the NBA. He averaged 6.6 points and 2.4 assists in 16.7 minutes per game.
The Suns signed Jamal Crawford earlier this week and waived Harrison. The Bulls apparently have swooped in.
This move comes just six days after the Bulls added Tyler Ulis, who was also waived by the Suns. Ulis didn't play in the season-opening loss at Philadelphia.
Kris Dunn will miss his second straight game Saturday against the Pistons. His absence against the Sixers showed the lack of depth at guard for the Bulls. Cam Payne started at point guard and split minutes with Ryan Arcidiacono. Payne went 0-for-4 in 21 minutes and led coach Fred Hoiberg to say potential lineup changes are "still up in the air."
Harrison can now join Payne, Arcidiacono and Ulis in a battle for backup minutes at point guard when Dunn returns to the lineup.
If you haven't heard, Neil Funk is cutting 20 road games from his 2018-19 Bulls' play-by-play schedule.
Friday, the Bulls announced that Adam Amin, Andy Demetra and Kyle Draper will fill in for Funk for the first five of those games.
Amin, a play-by-play commentator for ESPN, will games on Oct. 22 against the Mavericks and Nov. 14 against the Celtics. He grew up in Addison, resides in Chicago and also does play-by-play for Bears preseason games.
Demetra is from Oak Brook and currently is the play-by-play broadcaster for Georgia Tech basketball and football. He will call games on Oct. 26 against the Hornets and Oct. 27 against the Hawks. He has previous play-by-play experience with the SEC Network, Pac-12 Network and Fox Sports South.
Draper will call the Bulls' Nov. 7 game against the Pelicans. He is the Celtics' pregame and postgame host for NBC Sports Boston and an occasional play-by-play annoucer and sideline reporter for the Celtics.
The Bulls said they will continue providing updates on substitute broadcasters as they are scheduled.