10 Worst free agent signings in Chicago Bulls history

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8. Tomas Satoransky (2019)

Contract: 3 years, $30 million

In accordance with the front office’s mission to remain under the luxury tax, Tomas Satoransky was just one of many projects from the Chicago Bulls front office with the goal of remaining just competitive enough to sell tickets without spending too much money on the roster.

After serving as an acceptable bench piece for three seasons with the Wizards, the Bulls decided they were willing to throw starter’s money and minutes at the Czech talent. Satoransky would garner himself a three-year, $30 million contract to become the temporary starter for Chicago. In two seasons with the team, he averaged just 8.9 points and 5.1 assists per game.

When contrasted next to current Bulls backup point guard Alex Caruso, who makes less money while producing more, it really helps prove the point that paying a bench player this much money was an inadvisable decision. After two years with the team, Tomas would be shipped away to New Orleans, ironically in return for the next player to appear on this list.

The fact that Satoransky’s even on this list speaks volumes of Chicago’s inability to attract many free agents. Sure, his time in Chicago didn’t really work out, but he wasn’t that bad of a player for the Bulls. It just boils down to the simple fact the Bulls haven’t recruited enough players over the years to have many truly terrible signings. After this point, however, I believe the degree of this team’s mistakes takes a dramatic leap upward.