The Chicago Bulls drafted Michigan State swing player Denzel Valentine with the 14th overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday.
The 2015-16 AP national player of the year, Valentine joins a team that traded former MVP Derrick Rose to New York on Wednesday in a blockbuster. The deal that brought one of the most successful and disappointing periods in the franchise's history to an end.
Valentine averaged 19.2 points per game, 7.5 rebounds, and 7.8 assists last season. But a lingering knee injury might have raised concerns for some teams.
Chicago also holds the 48th pick.
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As expected Ben Simmons was drafted No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers drafted Brandon Ingram No. 2 overall.
Simmons was the clear No. 1 pick and should immediately make an impact in Philadelphia. Similarly, the Lakers were thrilled with their selection of Ingram as they envision him being part of their young and developing core of Julius Randle and D'Angelo Russell.
The Celtics then did shake things up a bit by selecting Jaylen Brown No. 3 overall but there weren't any more real surprises until the Thunder traded Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for the No. 11 pick (Domantas Sabonis), Victor Oladipo and Ersan Ilyasova.
This year's NBA draft featured an NBA record of 14 international players being selected in the first round which caused players like Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray and Deyonta Davis to drop to the bottom part of the first round and into the second.