Chicago Bulls: 3 players to avoid in free agency this offseason

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Andre Drummond, Chicago Bulls

Andre Drummond, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Avoiding potential overpaid free agent signings that don’t fill any positional need for the Chicago Bulls obviously should be a must.

Heading into this offseason, the Chicago Bulls had a lot of work to do to rejuvenate the rebuild, even beyond just improving the roster. The Bulls were coming off their second year under the direction of now former head coach Jim Boylen, who led them to post a record of 22-43 during the shortened 2019-20 regular season, good for 11th place in the final Eastern Conference standings.

The Bulls finally parted ways with Boylen following a second straight with a poor result in the win column, and a lot of antics going on that weren’t a good look for the organization as a whole. Boylen finished up his two seasons as the Bulls head head with a record of 39-84. He was replaced officially back on Sep. 22 by the former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan.

And the Bulls also shifted the look of their front office by hiring former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to take over for John Paxson as the lead voice. Karnisovas then hired former Philadelphia 76ers senior vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley to replace Gar Forman as the Bulls general manager.

With the day officially here where Karnisovas and Eversley can start to round out the roster around Donovan, with free agency beginning on the evening of Oct. 18, the offseason is about to ramp up into high gear. Where do the Bulls go from here to start getting their roster in place heading into the 2020-21 season?

Here’s a look into three potential free agent targets that the Bulls should really avoid heading into this point of the timeline in the 2020 offseason.

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