3 free agents the Bulls can sign with Alex Caruso out

Justin Jackson, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)
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Quinn Cook (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Free agents the Chicago Bulls could sign after Alex Caruso’s injury: Quinn Cook

A name that often comes up when I think up what potential free agents the Bulls could sign amid any loss due to injury is the former Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers sharpshooting guard Quinn Cook. It’s hard to believe that Cook hasn’t found some home this season amid the wave of injuries of late and all of the players in the league’s health and safety protocol.

While Cook and Caruso obviously bring much different skill sets to the table, there is still value that the Bulls could get out of a hypothetical signing of this two-time NBA Champion. Cook does bring the presence of a second or third unit offensive creator/playmaker and floor spacer that Caruso often brings for the Bulls in more of a sixth man role.

Cook would definitely not be providing the Bulls with the two-way presence that Caruso does. But Cook does have a plethora of postseason experience and the ability to hit most open shots he has from the outside. As recently as last season, Cook shot better than 42 percent from beyond the arc between his time with the Cavaliers and Lakers.

As someone that takes care of the basketball and is an underrated secondary facilitator/initiator, Cook would be a nice value addition for the Bulls if this is the direction the front office would want to go. I keep saying in these types of lists, that whenever Cook’s name is mentioned, he won’t be a long-term solution. But if he can help the Bulls’ bench through this wave of injuries, signing him would be worth it.