Potential free agent targets for the Chicago Bulls by position

Chicago Bulls (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Julius Randle
Chicago Bulls (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Julius Randle /

NBA Free Agency is just getting underway. Who might the Chicago Bulls potentially target?

With Free Agency already crazy (LeBron to Lakers), I take a look a few players who the Bulls may take an interest in.

Point Guard:

Marcus Smart (RFA):

Smart would cost more money than other FA’s, but the Bulls have reportedly been interested in him. He’s a defensive-minded guard who can score in the paint. He’d be a great number 3 guard to come off the bench. He’ll guard the best player on the other team and not back down. He will command at least $15 million a year, so we may stay away by price.

Elfrid Payton/Tyler Ulis:

These Suns guards have flashed quite a bit for their teams. Both would be very good backups to Dunn for now. We don’t know exactly what types of players these two are, but with some growth, maybe they can become great.

Yogi Ferrell (RFA)

Ferell flashed for the Mavericks in his first 2 years, showing he can be a capable ball handler. He should get a look due to his young age and growth potential.

Shooting Guard:

Rodney Hood (RFA): 

The Bulls are reportedly interested in Hood. Hood has shown he is a very good scorer and a decent defender. He’s also only 25. He’d be a great commodity off the bench.

Seth Curry: 

The younger brother of Stephen missed all of last season with a foot injury, but prior to that, showed the ability to be a knockdown 3 point shooter. He also has the ability to control an offense.

Wayne Ellington:

Wayne Ellington is a great three point shooter who’d fit in extremely well within Hoiberg’s system. He’s an efficient player who won’t hurt the team.

Small Forward:

Kyle Anderson (RFA):

The Bulls should be targeting young, high upside players. Kyle Anderson has done very well for the Spurs in limited opportunity and could be our new starting SF.

Shabazz Muhammad:

Another young player, Muhammad has yet to live up to his potential of an off the bench scorer. Maybe a new team like the Bulls would help.

Power Forward:

Jabari Parker (RFA)/Julius Randle (RFA)

The Bulls have the cap space for one big free agent, and Parker (Chicago Native) and Randle (LA needs money) could be available even as RFA’s. Both have performed in their non-injured time, and both would seriously boost this team. Both would also cost about $20 million annually. We have almost $30 million in space.

Montrezl Harrell (RFA):

Harrell was a solid stud for the Clippers. He’d be an intriguing bench piece. His per 36 average last year was 22PPG, so he can score.

Anthony Tolliver:

Tolliver is a veteran piece to mentor the team, as well as a stretch 4. He’s a great locker room guy.


Alex Len:

Len had his best year this season at 25. He averaged 8.5 PPG and 7.5 RPG. He could become a useful 7 footer off the bench.

Nerlens Noel/Jahlil Okafor:

These two 76ers Process disappointments may come to Chicago. Okafor is a low post scorer, and Noel is a defensive minded big man. The Bulls could use both of them.

Don’t be surprised if the Chicago Bulls signed any one of these guys.