(Sports Network) - The Chicago Bulls went for shooting in the NBA Draft.
They took Tony Snell from New Mexico and Erik Murphy from Florida and both are
good from long distance.
Murphy was a great pick in the second round. He's 6-foot-10 and will stretch
the defense in a way no Chicago big man can possibly do.
Snell was a curious pick. There were substantially better shooters available
when the Bulls plucked Snell at No. 20. Players like Allen Crabbe and Reggie
Bullock might have made more sense.
But give the Bulls credit, they needed help shooting 3-pointers, and tried to
address it. While they might not have taken the best possible personnel to
improve quickly, they at least went after a need.
Jimmy Butler will be the starting two guard. He was a revelation at times
during this season, but especially during the playoffs. He will be in his
second year, so insurance policies are wise.
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