The first evening that the Chicago Bulls was supposed to officially make free agent signings in this long offseason has arrived on Oct. 18.
The first day of free agency would’ve officially arrived on Oct. 18 (before the latest CBA push back) and for teams like the Chicago Bulls, it could mean a lot for how this rebuild could be rejuvenated heading into its fourth year. The Bulls could very realistically upgrade their roster to become a more legitimate playoff contender in the Eastern Conference heading into the 2020-21 season.
Initial moves that the Bulls made to already took steps in the right direction for this rebuild earlier in the current offseason including nearly completely retooling the front office and coaching staff. The Bulls demoted former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson to a senior advisor role to make room for the hiring of new lead voice and former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas.
And then Karnisovas hired away the former Philadelphia senior VP of player personnel Marc Eversley to take over in place of Gar Forman as the Bulls general manager. Karnisovas and Eversley have one of their first major challenges of the 2020 offseason, with the next cycle of free agency officially beginning on the evening of Oct. 18.
The Bulls have four impending free agent decisions to make with four guards on the current roster. The most notable of those free agent decisions will come with RFA and fourth-year point guard Kris Dunn, and the underrated 6-foot-4 combo guard Shaquille Harrison. The other two impending free agent guards for the Bulls this offseason are shooting guard Denzel Valentine and rookie shooting guard/wing Adam Mokoka.
If the Bulls don’t want to bring back more than one, or zero even, of those impending free agents, where could they turn early in this cycle of free agency to fill those voids?
Here’s a look into three potential first-day free agent signings that the Bulls could realistically make.