April 4, 2018, 12:49 pmDenzel ValentineSG/SF, Chicago Bulls
Denzel Valentine believes that he can be a starter for the Bulls next season.
“I feel like I should have a bigger role next year,’’ Valentine said. “I definitely should be a starter coming in. I definitely want to improve and be a for-sure starter on this team." The second-year pro started 37 games this past season mostly because of injuries and tanking so that might not be the norm if the Bulls are competitive next season. However, he made big improvements from his rookie season so if he takes another step forward then this isn't out of the question. His main barrier to playing time is Justin Holiday who is under contract for one more season. The wing will have minor knee surgery on Wednesday and will be out 2-3 weeks, but will have plenty of time to recover in time for next year. Keep an eye on him as a sleeper in next year's draft.
Source: Chicago Suntimes