A lot of times the D-League goes pretty unnoticed. However, the last few years teams like the Spurs, Warriors, and Mavericks have really used the D-League to develop prospects and help their younger players get adapted to the games. There is actually quite a few players that have been called up and have gone on to be major contributors. The Bulls are one of the teams that don't really send players up and down too much and they also share their affiliate with other teams.
On that note, as someone who frequently pays attention to the D-League and it's players, I thought I would share some interesting information that maybe the Bulls should look into.
The D-League does a very good job at posting and ranking top prospects and their information. Currently, their number 1 rated prospect is former Bull, Malcolm Thomas. Boy do I think the Bulls should hold on to him. In his first game last night he posted a stat line of 36 points, 18 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, and 3 blocks. Not only that, but he also shot 12 of 17 including 10 of 15 free throws and 2 of 4 from three. I didn't even know he had a three point shot in his games. I will definitely be keeping a close eye on him.
On the Bull's affiliate, The Iowa Energy, there is also a few players worth noting. Othyrus Jeffers, a 6-5 shooting guard, has put up a stat line of 30/13/5 and has shot 50 % from downtown in his first 2 games.
Here is a link to the top 30 current prospects.
If anyone has any questions or input, let me know!