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Jarrett Culver’s floor is the Bulls at No. 7

Jarrett Culver

With the NBA Draft inching closer and closer, more spotlight is now being shone on the other astounding prospects in the class outside of the Top 3. In this respect, one of the most sought after names is Texas Tech sophomore wing Jarret Culver.

According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, we should not expect Culver to be available beyond the Chicago Bulls’ No 7 pick.

The Hawks, having dropped to No. 8, have little chance of getting Culver without a trade up. According to sources around the league, Culver’s floor – the lowest spot he’d be drafted – is the Bulls at No. 7.

In his sophomore year, Culver was simply outstanding for Texas Tech, averaging 18.5 points (on 46.1 percent shooting), 1.3 three-pointers, 6.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 32.5 minutes per ballgame. There is a general belief that he will be able to successfully transition his game to the NBA level, which have led some to argue that he is actually the best player in this draft class outside of Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, and R.J. Barrett.

This being the case, the Bulls will actually be extremely fortunate if Culver is still available when its their turn to pick. The Los Angeles Lakers will have a long look at Culver at the No. 4 spot, but many believe that he will fall to the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 5, with the Cavs in dire need of some help in the wing.

However, if the Lakers, the Cavs, and the Phoenix Suns (No. 6) all somehow take a pass on Culver, then the Bulls ought to pounce at the tremendous opportunity handed to them. It’s going to require a bit of fortune, but on draft day, anything is possible.