Bulls had a chance to draft Draymond Green in 2012

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All 30 teams passed on Draymond Green in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, including the Bulls, who drafted University of Kentucky guard Marquis Teague with the 29th pick.

According to Grantland.com, former Bulls assistant coach Ron Adams was in favor of drafting Green, who eventually went to the Golden State Warriors with the 35th overall pick.

Adams said him and Thibodeau were wanting to draft Green because of his unique skill set and the hustle he brought to the floor, but they couldn’t convince management.

As a coaching staff, we were very disappointed we didn’t get him, Adams says. He is definitely a Chicago kind of guy…He has internalized the parts of the game that are the winning parts: the hustle, the grit, the defense, making the right play at the right time. I love that guy. I’m glad he’s on our team.

At this point, Green looks like a lot better pick than Teague. The Bulls’ first-round selection in the 2012 draft was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2014 after averaging just two points and one assist per game.

On the other hand, the former Michigan State forward is averaging 13 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals this postseason.

Adams was right, Green does have the skills to be a winner in the NBA.

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