Adding a dependable free agent at the backup power forward slot would make the Chicago Bulls a more well-rounded team.
6. Eric Paschall
Eric Paschall is a player I’ve advocated for the Bulls to keep high on their radar in the past due to the immense potential he showcased both in Golden State and Utah. Paschall has everything you want from a reserve on paper and has improved his three-point shot dramatically since coming to the league, yet teams around the league still seem allergic to signing him. This could be a personality issue behind the scenes, as he reportedly considered retiring before the season began. It could be because the NBA is moving away from big men who bang down low. It could simply be that he has an unconventional NBA body and isn’t in playing shape. Whatever may be the case, it’s a shame we haven’t gotten to see more from Paschall in the league.
5. Stanley Johnson
The Bulls should have some familiarity with this next player here, as Stanley Johnson played for Chicago in last year’s pre-season and served out two 10-day contract stints with the team. Although he was waived in the end, there’s a reason he continues getting chances and impressing as a free agent. He’s served time with the Raptors, Bulls, Lakers, Jazz, and Spurs ever since, accumulating true NBA veteran experience and showcasing gradual improvement on both ends of the floor. Johnson isn’t going to radically alter any team’s trajectory, but he will provide quality minutes whenever his name is called.
4. Noah Vonleh
Speaking of former Bulls, how about we entertain the idea of bringing Noah Vonleh back on board? It would be nice to have an actual power forward-sized power forward on the roster for a change, and Vonleh has been a relatively consistent and dependable player throughout his seven seasons in the league. He doesn’t have the skillset or explosiveness to surprise you but you know what you’re getting with him, a middling role player. That may sound awful at first glance, but it’s a whole lot better than what the Bulls have at the backup power forward position now — absolutely nothing.