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Commentary, Highlights, and Reactions – Bulls Pick Patrick Williams at No. 4

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Say what you want, but the Chicago Bulls gave us the surprise of the draft.

With the No. 4 overall pick, the organization selected Patrick Williams – a player that has been rising up draft boards in recent weeks. He may not be the most popular name among Bulls fans, but all signs point to him being a favorite among NBA scouts. The guy is an athletic freak, who offers elite position size at the small forward position.

And by size, I mean LEGS:

•   General Manager Marc Eversley described the pick to ESPN shortly after it went through, and if you’re having a hard time understanding the decision, it should clear some things up:

•   Many folks believe the Bulls could have traded down the draft board for Williams, and according to Eversley, they did take calls. However, clearly, nothing came through and the Bulls just took him. What does that tell us? They are very high on Williams.

•   I know we (collectively) probably haven’t seen a lot of him so far, but take it from someone who has:

•   Here are some other big basketball brains on the pick:

•   And here are some other things to help calm your nerves:

•   You must always enjoy highlights on draft night:

•   Patrick Williams and Coby White are gonna be best friends:

•   This team is YOUNG.

Don’t let the unknown ruin your relationship with this new front office and the new era Chicago Bulls. If there was any draft to just go for the highest prospect on your draft board, this was the one. The Bulls have a vision, and it’s time for all of us who begged for change to embrace that vision. Patrick Williams has the makings of a real stud. He is a 19-year-old with a ton of upside. Sit down, have a drink, and give the man a chance.

More later. Go Bulls!



Author: Elias Schuster

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