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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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The Bulls picked up the third-year option on Tony Snell for the 2015-16 season.
Snell is not going to see many minutes, if any, playing behind Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy, and he doesn't belong on a roster in standard leagues. Oct 27 - 7:02 PM

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Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tom Thibodeau said on Tuesday that Tony Snell "needs to be more consistent," according to beat writer K.C. Johnson.

Thibs "doesn't sound high on Snell" and this bodes poorly for his season outlook, as Thibodeau isn't afraid to run his starters for heavy minutes at the expense of backups. With Jimmy Butler locked into the SG position and both Mike Dunleavy and Doug McDermott at SF, there isn't currently much upside for Snell.
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell scored 20 points vs. the Kings on Saturday with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He said he's going to work on his 3-point shooting and his defense this offseason, both of which are going to be extremely important for him to get minutes with the Bulls. Snell will likely backup Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy on the wings.
Jul 19 - 10:19 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell was launching shots from all over the court vs. the Nuggets on Sunday, making 9-of-22 from the field for 23 points with four rebounds, four assists and five 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He needed just 14 shots to score 27 points on Saturday and he continues to take plenty of treys. That is going to be a huge part of what the Bulls need now that they're so deep at the forward spots. Snell is not going to be worth drafting in most fantasy formats.
Jul 13 - 10:10 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell made 10-of-14 from the field for 27 points vs. the Clippers on Saturday to go with four boards, one steal and five 3-pointers.

He owns summer league and an 89.3 effective field goal percentage tonight is one heck of a way to start. Snell is likely going to come off the bench again next season.
Jul 12 - 10:45 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

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
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed