Chicago Bulls: 3 free agent targets to improve bench next season

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86. Shooting Guard. Age: 23. Malik Beasley. 1. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Shooting guard and wing help should be two big priorities for the Bulls new-look front office to look into in free agency this coming offseason (whenever it actually arrives). A good place to start that was an option for the Bulls to look into at this year’s trade deadline is the Minnesota Timberwolves (and former Nuggets) 6-foot-4 and 200 pound shooting guard Malik Beasley.

This former Florida State Seminoles guard and Alpharetta, GA, native is a very solid role player that was around with the Nuggets for a while under Karnisovas’ direction. He was picked up by Karnisovas and the Nuggets in the first round (19th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft. And this is an opportune time for him to land back with Karnisovas in the Windy City.

In 55 games played this season, Beasley averaged 11.2 points per game, 2.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.7 steals, while shooting 42.5 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line. Beasley would prove that much-needed wing help and outside shooting ability off the bench for the Bulls.

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It is clear that Beasley isn’t having his best season at the moment and all the movement makes sense. He registered a -2.0 box plus/minus rating, 105 offensive rating/113 defensive rating, 54.6 true shooting percentage, and .053 win shares per 48 minutes.

This now seems like a really good time to buy low on a potential value options that still brings a lot of youth and impact abilities off the bench to the table for the Bulls out of free agency.