7 Potential Chicago Bulls free agent targets with ties to Zach LaVine

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6. Troy Brown Jr.

The Wizards selected Brown Jr. 15th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, but the 6’6 wing has struggled to find his footing in the NBA. He averaged 19.7 minutes per game during his two-and-a-half seasons in Washington before being traded to the Bulls in a three-team deal in 2021.

Brown’s 79 games in Chicago did not go as planned. He averaged just 4.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 16.4 minutes per game. The 6’5 wing played over 30 minutes just five times, and he struggled to make an impact.

Brown Jr. left for the Los Angeles Lakers in last summer’s free agency. The 6’5 wing got 24.5 minutes per game in LA where he averaged 7.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 38.1 percent from 3-point range. He struggled in the playoffs, but the 23-year-old heads back into free agency with some momentum.

The Chicago Bulls desperately need shooting, and Troy Brown Jr. is a career 35.4 percent shooter from downtown. His first stint in the Windy City did not go as planned, but he would not be the first player to redeem himself in the reunion. The 6’5 wing could be a low-cost option for the Bulls if other moves do not pan out this summer.