#45, Shooting guard / Small forward, Chicago Bulls
|Born:||November 16, 1993|
|Position:||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|NBA Draft:||2016, pick 14|
Denzel Valentine is notorious for his knockdown deep-range jumpshot, and swift release. A multitude of his buckets result from catch-and-shoot opportunities, or him sliding off of screens and releasing from downtown.
From a physical standpoint, Valentine has good size for either guard position, standing around 6’6 in shoes, with a long 6’10 wingspan.
Also Denzel Valentine has very high basketball IQ, as his timing and instincts as a playmaker are simply off the charts. Able to see over the top of the defense at all times, he can make every type of pass in the book, and is especially good at making reads in transition and early offense situations, finding shooters in the corners, big men cutting to the rim, and everything in between, particularly on the pick and roll.
On July 16, 2016, Valentine signed his rookie scale contract with the Bulls.
His career averages are 7.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 170 regular season games.