Chicago Bulls: 3 biggest free agent misses from the offseason

Nerlens Noel, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Nerlens Noel, Chicago Bulls
Nerlens Noel, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

We have to be patient to see how the work of Arturas Karnisovas turns out for the Chicago Bulls from this past cycle of free agency and the NBA Draft.

Training Camp is well underway for the Chicago Bulls, and we’re not too far away from the tip off of their preseason slate. The Bulls and newly hired head coach Billy Donovan do tip off the preseason slate on Dec. 11, at home at the United Center against superstar guard James Harden and the Houston Rockets. They will get two games at home against the Rockets in the preseason, and then round out their four game slot on Dec. 17 and 19 on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

But it was not all that long ago that newly hired executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley were trying to piece together an improved roster through the NBA Draft and free agency. This was a rather pedestrian cycle of free agency for the Bulls, and the draft did bring about some question marks.

The biggest free agent signing the Bulls made was the 34-year-old veteran former Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Garrett Temple. Karnisovas and Eversley also signed the likes of former Bulls big man Noah Vonleh, former Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors guard Zach Norvell, and big man Simi Shittu to the Training Camp roster.

Although the Bulls were very cap strapped in this cycle of free agency, there are likely moves that the fan base wish they made instead of signing other pieces like Temple and Vonleh. Here’s a look into three of the biggest free agent misses that were realistic targets for the Bulls.