Cristiano Felicio

Cristiano Felicio (CHI) “The Brazilian Beast” | “Bye, Felicio” nike

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CHI Power Forward/Center: 6’10, 275 lbs; 3rd year, Brazil

NBA Role: athletic pivot • UnderDOG

Soon, the world will know there’s a ‘Cristiano’ who plays in the National Basketball Association; plucked by the Bulls during Summer League 2015, Cristiano Felicio seemingly came out of thin air, is now a vital member of Coach Hoiberg’s lineup; fascinating project in the middle – big, strong, surprisingly athletic – quickly pops up for rolling, two-handed dunks, slides his feet well on D; OK shooter – has (sort of) a line drive J but is working to extend it beyond the FT line; hasn’t yet scratched the surface in terms of facing up or playing w/ his back to the basket – confident as a roll man, connects well w/ D-Wade & Rondo for oops up top; extremely active on the glass – is rebounding Felicio’s early calling card?; rapidly rising stock

*goes up strong…

Signature Shot: lefty scoop

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 70


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Career: 4.3 points/game, 4.3 rebounds/game, 57% FG

Competes on the Brazilian National team

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