While much of the focus last season was on the results of the Jimmy Butler trade, the Chicago Bulls had their own star forming in the G-League.
Chicago Bulls two-way guard Antonio Blakeney was one of the pleasant surprises of the 2018 season. As a Tiger at LSU, Blakeney was teammates with the NBA’s best rookie (or, non-rookie) Ben Simmons.
Blakeney is no stranger to creating his own shot, given Simmons’ known shooting struggles. His 17.2/4.8/1.7 stat-line led many analysts to believe he would hear his name called at the Draft. When that didn’t happen, the Bulls pounced on a player they had likely aggressively scouted, and signed him to their Summer League squad. There, it was pure bliss.