At around 6-10 with little perimeter skill, Felicio is an undersized center who relies on his high motor, wide body and good athleticism for his size to create havoc. He’s a good rebounder, and for a Bulls team that continues to put a premium on the offensive glass, he’ll be a good fit in their scheme. His touch around the basket is strong, and he’s a solid defender at the rim due to his ability to be a deterrent around the basket.
Basically, he’s a screen, run, jump, catch, dunk, defend player, and he’s one that stays within himself while having an innate understanding of where he needs to be.
But while staying within oneself is a skill, the rest rest of his game is lacking. He doesn’t defend in space at a high level despite being relatively mobile. He’s a pure finisher in the pick-and-roll, not a player who can make reads off short rolls for others. He gets lost in rotation on defense.
While he was a bright spot for Chicago this year and developed into a rotation player, I’m not sure he does anything terribly different than some minimum-salaried bigs. The Bulls are betting big on upside here, paying for the potential top-end outcome. Given that the Bulls are rebuilding and that the money isn’t crazy, this isn’t a bad bet. But it’s hard to call it a good one, too.
Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a partially collapsed lung.
Outfielder Michael Conforto was recalled from his rehab assignment and activated from the DL to take Nimmo’s spot on the roster, the team announced.
While no collision or fall led to his collapsed lung, Nimmo on Friday was taken to a hospital in St. Louis, where the Mets are playing a weekend series, after complaining that he wasn’t feeling well. Doctors told the Mets that Nimmo’s condition is not life threatening, per the New York Daily News.
“(The diagnosis) is not necessarily real serious, but it’s surprising for sure,” manager Terry Collins told reporters, via ESPN.
Nimmo, who hasn’t played since July 4, is slashing .350/.458/.400 with 2 RBIs through 15 games for the Mets this season.