With the Chicago Bulls now 41 games into their 2019-20 regular season slate, what is the view of their free agents signings like now?
As the NBA regular season officially reaches its midway point, the Chicago Bulls face quite the uphill battle to get into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference down the stretch. The Bulls hold a record of 14-27 after a Jan. 13 road loss at the TD Garden at the hands of the Boston Celtics by the final score of 113-101. That’s not what the Bulls fan base had in mind at the halfway point of the third year of this rebuild.
Since the Bulls originally looked to have a pretty solid offseason in terms of their NBA Draft selections and free agent signings, there was bona fide reason for hope. But none of the three major free agent signings made a huge impact in a positive sense thus far.
A valid argument exists that the two 2019 draft picks for the Bulls made a much bigger impact to getting the team in the right side of the win column this season than the three free agent signings. Rookie point guard Coby White can go nuclear at times and give head coach Jim Boylen and the Bulls as massive scoring boost off the bench.
Meanwhile, rookie big man Daniel Gafford is already working his way into a starting role with the ankle sprain to center Wendell Carter Jr. The early signs are positive for this Bulls rookie class, but figuring out the direction for the rest of the team is a more difficult task. Maybe this free agent class has a better second half to the season than they did early on.
Here’s a look into the definitive re-grading of the Chicago Bulls 2019 class of free agent signings at the midway point of the season.