Only player since 2009/10 to record 4.5 STL%, 6.2BLK% and 35% 3s
Ton of easy transition points
Question marks and weaknesses
How real is the jumper?
Worried about his shot mechanics and whether he will be able to shoot at the NBA level
Has a bit of a slow-release push shot that’s far in front of his face. Hard to get off quickly against hard closeouts
Hasn’t shown great touch or individual shot creation in isolation
Live and die with the hyperactivity
Can be out of control on drives
Aggressive activity can lead to picking up a ton of fouls
Generally could reign it in but his activity is also his biggest strength
Role and potential fit with Bulls
The Bulls sorely need size and defensive versatility, which Eason would provide in spades. But unlike other prospects who fit the defensive-minded power forward role, Eason does have some untapped offensive creation upside that would elevate him above prospects like Mark Williams or EJ Liddell (for me, anyway).
The challenge for Eason in his early career will be to find a situation where he is given the latitude to be himself, while also refining his game. If he can be the 35+ percent three point shooter he was last year, he can have an immediate impact while developing the rest of his skills on the floor. He has the rare combination of being able to play at a decently high level from day one while also giving whichever team drafts him a good amount of upside.