5 intriguing Summer League players Bulls fans should keep an eye on

Dalen Terry, Chicago Bulls, 2023 NBA Summer League (Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)
Dalen Terry, Chicago Bulls, 2023 NBA Summer League (Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) /
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As we begin ramping up for yet another exciting NBA season, we have finally arrived at the first of many pit stops before the regular season tips off. Now that the Summer League is officially underway, we’re finally getting our first look of what to expect from the Chicago Bulls in 2023-24.

That being said, this year’s roster looks far different than what we’ve seen in the past, you won’t find Chicago’s premier young talent like Patrick Williams, Coby White, or Ayo Dosunmu suiting up for the team this year. In fact, Dalen Terry is the only player from last year’s main roster who will return to play in Las Vegas.

That hasn’t stopped the team from impressing early, however, as these young Bulls defeated the Raptors 83-74 to start things off strong. They’ll take on the Grizzlies tonight before wrapping things up against the Kings and Cavaliers next week. If they perform well enough, they may even have a chance to advance to the Summer League Playoffs.

Here’s a look at this year’s full roster, as well as the five players I believe all Bulls fans should be keeping a close eye on.


5 Summer League players Chicago Bulls fans should keep an eye on.

5. Javon Freeman-Liberty

If the name Javon Freeman-Liberty sounds familiar, it’s likely because you remember him as a remnant from last year’s Summer League roster. Although he struggled out of the gate and missed out on a potential two-way contract spot with the Bulls, his story in Chicago was just getting started.

Joining up with the Windy City Bulls in the G League, Freeman-Liberty finally caught his rhythm and showcased just what makes him such an interesting prospect in the first place. He averaged 18.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists while shooting a much improved 49.8% from the field and 37.6% from long-range.

Freeman-Liberty didn’t miss a beat returning to the Summer League this year either, as he was seemingly everywhere on the court helping the team push past Toronto. Logging the second-most minutes of any Bulls player, Freeman-Liberty contributed 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists in the victory. If he keeps this up, we may just be witnessing the start of his Bulls’ tenure.