Bulls Rumors: Notre Dame PG Jerian Grant A Top Draft Option At #22?

The Chicago Bulls are reportedly on the lookout for youthful insurance at the point guard position in the 2015 NBA Draft, and one name that keeps popping up is Notre Dame standout Jerian Grant.

Via David Schuster of CBS:

Yes, they still have Derrick Rose and he’s not going anywhere, but they want a young backup at that position because Rose was limited in 2014-’15 and is only under contract for two more years. Preferably, they want a point guard with size. If you look at Chicago’s backups over the last few years, they’ve provided scoring punch but have hurt the team defensively, be it Nate Robins, D.J. Augustin or Aaron Brooks. They were all fun to watch in the regular season, but come playoff time they were all picked on by the opposing teams and their weaknesses were exposed.

Fortunately for the Bulls, this year’s draft has an influx of point guards who should be available between picks 15-25, and some of them have the size the Bulls will be looking for. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant is a 6-foot-5 fearless guard who has excelled at the end of games by taking big shots and who also plays capable defense. The Bulls like that Grant’s also a four-year college player who has NBA bloodlines, with his father, Harvey, and uncle, Horace, playing in the league.

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