Chicago Bulls: 3 things the team desperately needs this offseason

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1. Finally get wing help

As far as positional needs go, there’s nothing the Bulls desperately need more than wing help. Injuries devastated the Bulls wing depth more so than anything else this season. Former Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr. missed most of the 2019-20 season with a lower-body injury.

And former Boise State Broncos second-year small forward Chandler Hutchison missed most of the season with those nagging shoulder problems. Hutch only played in 28 games this season, and OPJ 14. The Bulls had to adjusted the rotation to run guys like point guard Kris Dunn, combo guard Shaquille Harrison, shooting guard Denzel Valentine, and LaVine, on the wing.

Even when they were healthy, OPJ and Hutch weren’t always at their best. OPJ averaged 11.9 points per game, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals. He shot 44.3 percent from the field, 38.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 70.4 percent from the free-throw line. That amounted to a 1.0 box plus/minus rating, .112 win shares per 48 minutes, and a 55.0 true shooting percentage.

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Despite this not being the deepest class of wing free agents, or in the NBA Draft, there’s still options out there for the Bulls to improve this spot of the rotation. Torrey Craig, Derrick Jones Jr., and Jae Crowder are just a few more reliable options than OPJ and Hutch on the free agent market for the coming offseason.