#4) Cristiano Felicio, 6'9, Power Forward/Center, 24.0 years old, Bulls, Brazil
11.4 PTS, 6.3 REB, 1.9 AST, 2.6 OREB, 14-16 FT%, 33-44 FG%
Felicio, the second year NBA pro out of Brazil put together a solid showing in Las Vegas, although his numbers were somewhat limited having only played 22 minutes per game. He split time last season between Chicago and the Canton Charge, and managed to carve out a small role off the bench among a crowded frontcourt late in the season for the Bulls, flashing some real intrigue towards the end of the year.
Listed at 6'9 and 284 pounds, Felicio is undersized for a center, but uses his strength and wide frame to compensate for his lack of height and average length. Felicio is extremely efficient on the offensive end, playing within himself, and finding most of his touches on offensive rebounds, dump offs, and hard rolls to the rim. He has solid hands, and is more mobile and nimble than you would expect for someone his size. He flashed the occasional back to the basket move in the post, but his individual offensive game is still very much a work in progress. Along with his impressive efficiency on the offensive end of the floor, Felicio demonstrated excellent vision passing from the elbows and out of the post. He refrained from taking many jump shots in Vegas, but he went 4-10 from deep with Canton last year (and shot 88% from the free throw line line in summer league) so that is certainly an aspect of his development to monitor considering his obviously soft touch.
On the defensive end of the floor, he has some potential as a shot blocking threat, but he can struggle in on ball situations due to a lack of lateral quickness. He has shown that he a reliable piece on offense, that doesn't need the ball in his hands to have an impact on the game. He's likely shown enough in Chicago and over the course of the summer to feel good heading into the second year of a non-guaranteed deal, and could very well emerge as a real find of the scouting department (led by GM Gar Forman) considering he was signed as an undrafted free agent.