Today marks day two of free agency, and it is now time to sort through all of those dominoes that were set in motion yesterday night in the frenzy of announcements that occurred.
Four of the top free agents the Bulls were urged to pursue have already been signed to contracts that appear to be within Chicago’s price range. A two-year deal earning slightly more than the veteran’s minimum will be signed by the Bulls and Andre Drummond.
The signing of Drummond has raised concerns among Bulls fans regarding the team’s plans for the remainder of the MLE. It’s likely that Chicago will turn its attention to adding depth on the wings now that the backup center position has been filled. There is a lot of emphasis on size and shooting in the list below because the Chicago Bulls are in serious need of both.
Although They Have Already Come to An Agreement with Andre Drummond, the Chicago Bulls Still Possess Most of Their Male to Add Another Quality Player.
Only Jalen Smith remains from our original free agent targets list, and he’s quickly rising to the top. Because the Pacers won’t be able to keep Smith for a reasonable price, he could be a steal here. In Indiana, we saw how quickly Smith’s defensive game developed when he was given playing time. As a result of Smith’s 3-point shooting prowess, he’s my preferred free-agent target for the Chicago Bulls.
When it comes to the Chicago Bulls, I don’t see how they’re not looking at T.J. Warren as one of their top prospects right now. Aside from being a better player than Gallinari, Warren performs very identically to the Italian.
The fact that Boston has been prominently linked to Warren in speculations is also telling, in my opinion.. With a 68.4 percent true shooting percentage, Warren was known to score 31 points on average. His full-time ability is clearly superior to Danilo’s at this point in their careers even though he isn’t quite there yet.
Due to his excellent shooting, Danilo Gallinari is the most likely candidate to sign with the Bulls at the present time. Danilo’s lack of defensive skills has to be worth something if every team he’s been a part of recently is sad to see him go. Gallinari reportedly prefers the Boston Celtics, but the Bulls’ two-year, $15 million offer is too good to pass up.
Cody Martin’s twin brother is next on our list, which is ironic. To be fair, Caleb Martin has a little edge in this category because he’s seen action in more pivotal occasions for a superior club. 41.3 percent of his long-range shots went in during the 2013-14 season. Like his brother, he’s an excellent defender.
Cody Martin has made an impression in his limited time with the Charlotte Hornets and might flourish if the Bulls give him a defined role. A 38.4 percent success rate from 3-point range and favorable stats for his defense makes him a valuable player, despite his lack of playing time.
Carmelo Anthony’s skill makes it impossible to overlook his contentious selection. At this stage of the game and with Chicago’s current shooting issues in mind, he’s managed to adapt his style to make him a more attractive prospect.
Donte Di Vincenzo
Bulls fans should keep an eye on Donte DiVincenzo for the time being, but they’ll have to wait and see if they can get something in return for Coby White. Whoever contracts Donte will benefit from his shooting and championship experience in the NBA.
To be honest, Juancho Hernangomez’s most memorable basketball accomplishment last year was his role in Adam Sandler’s comedy, Hustle. His size and shooting abilities qualify him as a useful role player, but he won’t be high on the list of candidates in Windy City. However, it was a wonderful film.
A knee injury he sustained during his infamous altercation with Nikola Jokic kept Markieff Morris out for most of the 2014-15 NBA season. Morris has a long history of success as a role player, but the Bulls aren’t interested in him because he lacks the kind of knockout shooting the team craves.
In our story about former Bulls who might be interested in returning for the 2019 season, we mentioned Tony Snell as the lone unsigned member of that group. His 3-point shooting is the only thing that sets him apart, but it’s still a highly reliable trait for a veteran. When it comes to filling out the roster, I’d be fine with Snell returning. In 2022, you won’t be able to convince anyone that Tony Snell is a high-profile acquisition.