Everyone figured the Bulls would go small and take a guard, but when Arkansas power forward Bobby Portis was still on the board, the Bulls couldn’t resist taking him with the 22nd pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
Along with Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor, Portis was one of three players to score more than 600 points and grab more than 300 rebounds last season in college basketball.
Here’s what DraftExpress.com scouting report says about the 6-11, 246-pound power forward:
The 6’10.5, 235-pound forward has some intriguing physical tools, centered around his seeming never-ending motor. He competes with tenacity and while he isn’t the most explosive player, he zips around the floor with constant energy to affect play on both ends with his mobility. To round out his physical attributes, he sports a long wingspan, measured at 7’1.5, and excellent strength to help play physically on the interior. Portis will get many baskets at the next level solely from his energy, as he runs the floor in transition well to get ahead of the defense, rolls aggressively to the rim, and establishes deep post position. He’s also a relentless offensive rebounder, as his 4.5 offensive rebounds ranks 4th among all players in our top 100. He crashes the glass hard with a great nose for the ball, chases down rebounds outside his area, and proves adept at converting put backs.