Chicago Bulls: 3 realistic first-day free agent signings

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Allonzo Trier (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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3) Realistic first-day Chicago Bulls free agent signings: Allonzo Trier

A potential free agent target for the Bulls that their organization should be very familiar with at this point is the unheralded former Arizona Wildcats 6-foot-4 and 200 pound shooting guard/wing Allonzo Trier. This 24-year-old former undrafted free agent signing has an abundance of talent and actually improved his game greatly on both ends of the floor over the course of the last two years.

Trier still has a long way to go, but actually progressing over the last two seasons with the Knicks was not something that was easy to do given the situation that he was in. The Knicks were anything but consistent at developing talent and keeping steadiness in their wing rotation since Trier came into the league with them at the outset of the 2018-19 season.

Replacing the void left in the rotation if the Bulls part ways with any of the likes of Valentine, Dunn, Harrison, etc., could be done with a younger underrated guard/wing like Trier. He played in 24 games during the shortened 2019-20 regular season with the Knicks (starting in just one of them). That was a dip from the more than 50 games he played in during his rookie campaign in the Big Apple, though.

Still, Trier averaged 6.5 points per game, 1.2 rebounds, 1.2, 0.1 steals, and 0.2 blocks. And he shot 48.1 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 79.1 percent from the free-throw line. Trier would definitely be a value find for the Bulls in this cycle of free agency, if the Knicks don’t try and re-sign him out of the gates to round out this weekend.