10 Best available free agents to fill Bulls last roster spot

Nerlens Noel, Chicago Bulls, NBA Free Agency (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, NBA Free Agency
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The Chicago Bulls could double down on their Beverley gamble with another experienced veteran free agent.

9. Sandro Mamukelashvili

Sandro Mamukelashvili (try saying that five times fast) was waived by the Bucks earlier this week, but make no mistake, it wasn’t for his lack of playing ability. With Milwaukee focusing in on acquiring veterans for a championship push, they’re reportedly working with Mamu to find him a team that can offer a more secure role with actual minutes and the opportunity to showcase his skill set. Sandro is the biggest player on this list, but he also has the positional flexibility to log minutes at power forward. We haven’t seen enough from him to make any definite conclusions, but I’d be interested to see how he fares if the Bulls move to acquire the Georgian-American big man.

8. Carmelo Anthony

It’s a tale as old as time. Carmelo Anthony to the Chicago Bulls rumors. Beauty and the Beast. As much as some fans would like to turn their nose up at the proposition of signing Carmelo, this current rendition of the Bulls may be the one deserving to play the role of the beast, because there’s nothing beautiful about this roster. Although he remains unsigned, Carmelo is almost certainly still skilled enough to play the right role for the right team. His shooting and floor spacing is a genuinely valuable asset, it’s just not what the Bulls are in the market for right now. It would probably be a better idea to go in the direction of size and interior defense, the latter of which Anthony has certainly never been lauded for.

7. Moe Harkless

If there’s one thing Maurice Harkless can hang his hat on, it’s that he’s been one of the NBA’s most consistent perimeter defenders at the wing for the last decade. He’s not fit to be a towering power forward, but his physicals are on par with Patrick Williams and he’d be able to effectively play both forward positions off the bench. If the Bulls are looking for a temporary stopgap while Javonte Green continues working his way back from injury, Harkless is among the best options they could get as a replacement.