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Tony Snell | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 200
College: New Mexico

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Tom Thibodeau said that rookie Tony Snell needs to "play defense and make shots" to keep his spot in the rotation.
"You've got to be consistent, be able to do things day in and day out. Those are things he has to improve on," Thibodeau said. Snell was averaging seven minutes per game before Wednesday, when he came off the bench for seven points in 22 minutes, and there's no reason to think he'll sustain any value at the end of Thibodeau's bench. Apr 3 - 10:30 AM

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Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, five assists and one steal in Tuesday's win vs. the Hawks.

The lanky rookie logged 35 minutes in another start at SF with Jimmy Butler (ribs) unavailable. Butler is day-to-day, however, so there are no guarantees that Snell will be useful to fantasy owners when the Bulls host the Warriors on Wednesday.
Feb 25 - 10:39 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell started in place of Jimmy Butler (ribs) on Sunday with six points, three boards, three assists and two 3-pointers on 2-of-10 from the field.

Coach Tom Thibodeau pulled him out a little earlier in the third quarter for some sub-par play, but he did make it back into the game. Snell's defense was his best asset coming out of the draft and Ray Allen taught him a thing or two about how to get open without the ball. Butler isn't expected to miss much time, meaning fantasy owners can leave Snell on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 23 - 6:10 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell played 25 minutes off the bench and hit 3-of-8 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points, five rebounds and three steals on Saturday.

He hasn't hit double digits in scoring in four straight games, but is seeing at least 20 minutes per game right now. Just keep an eye on him in case he gets hot.
Jan 25 - 9:39 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell scored 13 points off the bench on Saturday against the Sixers, hitting 4-of-12 shots (including three treys) with one rebound and two assists in 30 minutes.

Snell has been about as up and down (mostly down) as one can get, but as a rookie playing behind a bunch of injury prone dudes on a team with nothing to play for he's worth a look.
Jan 18 - 11:37 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell played 35 minutes in Wednesday's triple-overtime victory against the Magic with 15 points, seven boards, two steals and three 3-pointers.

He shot 6-of-12 from the field and has at least 50 percent in each of his last two games. Snell is in a bit of a timeshare with Mike Dunleavy, but the extra frames pushed Tom Thibodeau to play the rookie a little more. He has a green light from deep, which puts him on the radar in deeper leagues.
Jan 15 - 11:17 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell started at SG on Saturday with Jimmy Butler (quad) unavailable, but he went scoreless without any rebounds, assists, steals or blocks in 17 minutes.

For an idea of Snell's offensive role, consider that 55 of his shots are coming from beyond the arc, with only 19 percent coming in the restricted area. He has intriguing fantasy potential but as a rookie it's unwise to rely on him for more than a handful of 3-pointers.
Jan 11 - 11:09 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell played 21 minutes off the bench against the Suns on Tuesday, scoring 12 points with four boards and two 3-pointers.

He only played 5.0 minutes per game over his previous three, but he'll be picking up some minutes now that Luol Deng is in Cleveland. The Bulls have allowed him to take several 3-pointers when he's out there, so he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Snell's defense is a little ahead of his offense and he's certainly going to have his inconsistencies.
Jan 8 - 1:09 AM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

ESPN Chicago says Tony Snell figures to be the biggest beneficiary of the Luol Deng trade.

The Bulls' front office is reportedly "high" on Snell. So far this season, he's averaging 5.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 3-pointers while playing just 18.7 minutes per game. With Deng and his 37.4 minutes now gone, expect Snell's minutes to spike closer to 25 or 26 -- giving him some deep league appeal. However, owners should note that he's a better defender than offensive player right now. As a junior at New Mexico last season, Snell averaged 12.5 points, 2.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 treys per game. Mike Dunleavy, a better add in fantasy circles, is going to soak up plenty of Deng's minutes as well.
Jan 7 - 9:43 AM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell should see a boost in minutes and production after Luol Deng was traded to the Cavaliers.

We still don't know if Tom Thibodeau is going to start Mike Dunleavy or Snell at small forward, but it's possible Snell wins the job if they want to keep Dunleavy in the role of sixth man. Both players are worth grabbing in most leagues, and because Dunleavy is likely already owned in yours, Snell makes for an interesting prospective grab as well.
Jan 7 - 4:37 AM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell did not play against the Raptors on Tuesday night.

He was a DNP-CD and apparently his services will not be needed with Luol Deng back. Snell can be cut in almost all leagues until the Bulls inevitably are bitten by the injury bug again.
Jan 1 - 3:05 AM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell scored 17 points with five 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and one steal on Saturday, prompting Tom Thibodeau to say it was "probably his best game as a pro."

"I loved the way Tony played tonight," said Thibodeau. "He did not force anything. He shot when he was open, passed when he was guarded. He competed defensively." Jimmy Butler (ankle) has no clear return date and Thibodeau is known to lean heavily on the players he trusts, so Snell could be in for some solid numbers in the Bulls' two games this week.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 10:52:00 AM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell started in place of Jimmy Butler (ankle) and had 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, a block and five 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

Butler's ankle isn't in good shape and he could miss more games. And as long as he's out, Snell is worth a short-term look in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 11:50:00 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell started the second half for the Jimmy Butler (ankle) on Thursday, finishing with 10 points, eight boards, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers during a 107-95 loss to the Thunder.

He attempted 11 shots from downtown tonight, which has been a trend for the rookie. Despite not being known as a shooter in college and not lighting it up in summer leagues, 53.4 percent of his field goals have been from beyond the arc. Snell dropped his season 3-point shooting percentage to 30.9 tonight and he's cooled off since his strong start. That said, if Butler needs to miss time, the rookie is worth a look in some formats.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:08:00 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell played 38 minutes against the Bucks on Tuesday, scoring 13 points with six boards, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

He was better on defense than he was on offense, but this line wasn't too shabby. Snell had a career-high six boards and 14 field goal attempts in the loss and continues to grow in his rookie season. His mid-range game has been solid while all of his 3-point makes have been assisted. Snell might have a tough time keeping this up, so if he's still out there on your wire, it's probably for good reason.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Kirk Hinrich
3D.J. Augustin
4Jimmer Fredette
5Mike James
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Doug McDermott
2Mike Dunleavy
3Ronnie Brewer
PF1Taj Gibson
2Carlos Boozer
3Greg Smith
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Anthony Randolph
3Louis Amundson
4Nazr Mohammed