Marvin Bagley's seen his stock rise of late, but where does that land him in our latest mock?
July 10, 2018, 8:20 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. shot 9-for-13 from the field for 23 points with six boards, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Hawks in Summer League play on Tuesday.
Carter Jr. has been a man amongst boys in Summer League so far and continues to prove it on both ends of the floor. His interior defense, hustle and efficiency around the rim have proven to be exactly why the Bulls believe they got a steal on draft night.
July 9, 2018, 1:35 amWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. scored nine points on 2-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds and four blocks in Sunday's 60-69 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Carter Jr. is a beast on the boards and his defensive awareness was on full display tonight. He's been patrolling the paint and swatting shots since his first Summer League game and causes havoc for defenders trying to box him out. It looks like his skill set complements Lauri Markkanen's perfectly and if he keeps up this level of play in the regular season he'll be on a lot of fantasy squads due to the scarcity of blocks.
July 8, 2018, 1:32 amWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. saw 29 minutes of action in Saturday's Summer League win over the Cavs, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with nine rebounds, two steals and five blocks.
That's one helluva line for a guy not really known for his 3-point shooting or blocking ability. Let's see him keep it up during the preseason before assigning him a big step forward over last season's college numbers, which were set to drop as he heads into the NBA.
July 3, 2018, 11:52 amWendell Carter Jr.F, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have officially signed Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison and added them to their Summer League roster.
Also on the roster are Ryan Arcidiacono and Antonio Blakeney, who spent time with the Bulls last season. Blakeney was a dynamite scorer in the G-League but suffered a season-ending injury shortly into his full-time run with Chicago. Former NBA names Matt Williams Jr., Jarnell Stokes and Shawn Long are also in the mix. As for the rookies, Carter is the better bet for fantasy value in year one but is facing an uphill battle given Chicago's current personnel. Keep your expectations in check.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
June 21, 2018, 8:12 pmWendell Carter Jr.F, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have selected Wendell Carter Jr. seventh overall in the 2018 NBA draft.
Carter is a nice player who probably would've gone higher in the draft had he not had to share the court with Marvin Bagley III. A bit of a do-it-all player, Carter has been praised for a solid floor and versatility on either end of the court. He averaged 2.1 blocks and 0.8 steals for Duke last season, and it looks like maintaining at least some semblance of that defensive output (though it will obviously decline) is going to be key to his fantasy appeal. Carter should pair with Lauri Markkanen to form Chicago's frontcourt of the future but he's a hard sell as a standard league fantasy player in year one.
June 21, 2018, 6:02 pmWendell Carter Jr.F, College
The Bulls are almost certain to select Wendell Carter Jr. instead of Michael Porter Jr. if the two are available at No. 7, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
It was thought that the Bulls were interested in Porter seeing as he only gave them his medicals to distribute to other teams rather than do the same for everyone individually. It turns out that that may not be the case — it might have more to do with Porter's agency having ties to the Bulls organization than any true interest. Porter's stock is taking a hit in the hours leading up to the draft, and there are rumors that he'll fall outside the top-10.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
CARTER JR. IS CURRENTLY PROJECTED TO GO IN THE TOP-10
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