Former Ohio State standout E.J. Liddell works out for Chicago Bulls in predraft process

With the 2022 NBA draft just a few weeks away, the Chicago Bulls are hoping they can find a steal with the No. 18 overall pick.

The franchise is entering a critical offseason in which there is a big decision to make on Zach LaVine and potential additions to the roster to get them over the hump. They also have the draft, where they can try to find someone to make an impact right away. Without a 2023 first-round pick, this is an important pick for the franchise in a few different ways.

And on Tuesday, the team brought in a former Ohio State standout for a pre-draft workout. Per multiple reports, the Bulls had Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell in for a workout ahead of the draft:

Ohio State’s EJ Liddell just finished a workout with the Chicago Bulls, a source told @Stockrisers. Sneaky good prospect who worked out with the Nuggets this week as well. Gaining tons of buzz.

The 21-year-old Liddell is an Illinois native that spent three seasons at Ohio State. As a forward, Liddell averaged 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game last season. He was one of the Buckeyes’ best players and improved in each season with the program.

Chicago has been linked to Liddell already this offseason including in a few different mock drafts as we enter June. But Liddell is also drawing interest from other teams that are picking in the middle of the draft or in the 20’s. He’s visited with other teams including Denver most recently.

It appears certain that Liddell will be a first round pick in a few weeks but will he be the Bulls’ choice when it’s their turn on the clock at No. 18?

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