Bulls trade with Wizards in the 2023 NBA draft, select Julian Phillips

The Chicago Bulls traded into the 2023 NBA draft with the Washington Wizards, obtaining the No. 35 pick and drafting Julian Phillips, sources confirmed to NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson.

The Bulls sent “a couple of second-rounders” to the Wizards to acquire Phillips, according to Shams Charania.

Phillips, 19, played one season at Tennessee, earning SEC All-Freshman honors.

He averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He shot 41.1 percent from the field on 6 shots per game and 23.9 percent from behind the arc on 1.4 3-point shots per contest.

He is lengthy, extremely athletic and a solid defender. He recorded a 91.3 defensive rating and 3.8 defensive box plus/minus in his lone season in college.

Phillips also posted the highest vertical leap at the NBA combine, marking 43 inches.

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