Some more players to think about as you soak in the tournament
August 30, 2019, 10:31 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford has a chance to compete for the primary backup center role this season, ahead of Luke Kornet, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic.
The Kornet-Gafford positional battle will be something to watch in training camp and the preseason. Neither player is on any standard-league radars right now. That said, starting center Wendell Carter Jr.has had his share of his injuries last season, making it a smart play to keep an eye on his primary backup.
Source: The Athletic
July 13, 2019, 10:31 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford was near-perfect from the field (7-for-8), scoring 14 points in Saturday's 85-73 loss to the Magic while adding three rebounds and three blocks.
After signing Gafford to a two year deal last week, the Bulls continue to start him at center seeing what their money got them. He figures to start the season third on the depth chart at center, backing up Wendell Carter Jr. and battling for Cristiano Felicio for minutes. He is not expected to make much of an impact this season but may be a darkhorse dynasty option.
July 10, 2019, 7:32 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford had another strong Summer League showing on Wednesday, posting 20 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in only 24 minutes of action.
The Hornets weren't trotting out a true center in their starting five and Gafford made quick work of a smaller opponent. It's been a very nice debut in Vegas for the No. 38 overall pick, and he's increasing his dynasty outlook with every game. We're not sure how much time will be available for him this season, making him more of a Hail Mary play in redraft formats.
July 7, 2019, 3:24 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have signed second-round pick Daniel Gafford to a four-year, $6.1 million deal.
Two of those seasons are guaranteed but it's still quite the contract for the No. 38 overall pick. He did post a big line on Friday with 21 points, 10 boards and four blocks, and the team is obviously high on his long-term outlook. The Bulls have a crowded frontcourt at the moment but Gafford is someone that's worth monitoring in deep dynasty formats.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 5, 2019, 9:50 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford impressed on Friday as he led the Bulls to a 96-76 thrashing of the Lakers with 21 points (9-of-10 shooting), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks.
Gafford turned heads tonight for sure. That said, he's still too far down the Bulls' regular-season depth chart to be worth targetting. He's more of a deep-league stash in dynasty right now.
June 20, 2019, 11:32 pmDaniel GaffordC, Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls drafted Arkansas C Daniel Gafford with the 38th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday.
Gafford is a long, springy and rim-running center that uses his 7-foot-2 inch wingspan to execute athletic finishes and blocked shots. He also has above-average athleticism that allows him to be a big threat in transition and as the roll man in the pick-and-roll. He joins a talented group of young big men in Chicago who continue to build for the future.