3 reasons the Chicago Bulls should sign Jeff Green in free agency

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1. He fits an exact positional need for the Bulls

What the Chicago Bulls really need more than anything else at the moment is wing depth. While Jeff Green isn’t a true wing, he can play at the three or the four. Since Boylen seems reluctant to hand Young minutes at the three, instead trotting out either point guard Kris Dunn or shooting guard Denzel Valentine to fill that role, maybe giving someone else a try could help.

The Bulls also need help behind the inconsistent and unreliable Markkanen that can space the floor. I mentioned that point before that Green can admirably space the floor for the Bulls since there’s a lack of options beyond Markkanen and Young. Rookie former second round draft pick Daniel Gafford surely isn’t going to help the Bulls space the floor more effectively.

Moreover, the Bulls wing depth was shot when small forward Otto Porter Jr. saw an ankle/foot injury progress into a hairline fracture that kept him out for a number of months. It will at least be until the turn of the calendar year until Boylen and the Bulls get OPJ back in the mix. Second-year small forward Chandler Hutchison also can’t shake off the injury bug in his first two seasons in the NBA.

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Green can play at the three, and it wasn’t all that long ago that he was a regular starting forward in the Eastern Conference. He started more games than not both during his stints with the Wizards and Cavaliers. He might not get a starting role right away if he lands in the Windy City, but minutes at the three would definitely be a good thing for the Bulls.