4. Justin Lewis
Following the completion of the 2022 NBA Draft, Marquette’s Justin Lewis was touted as arguably the best undrafted player still available in free agency. So when the Bulls scooped Lewis up on a two-way contract, you can understand why many fans were optimistic about this move. After all, Chicago does have a track record of making the most out of underrated players from Marquette.
Lewis enjoyed a promising stint with the Bulls during the 2022 Summer League, which had me looking forward to watching him develop in the G League and potentially play spot minutes here and there. Unfortunately, he’d tear his ACL in a workout away from the team in August, leading to him ultimately being cut to make roster space. Making his return to the team, Lewis undoubtedly has a lot to prove in Las Vegas.
Justin Lewis could make a name for himself with another strong performance for the Bulls in the Summer League.
Lewis got things off to a great start in the first game of the Summer League, looking much more fluid on the court and providing some much-needed reassurance that he’s truly rehabilitated and ready to get back out there. He scored 7 points on 6 shots while also reeling in a team-high 7 rebounds.
I would really like to see him cut down on the turnovers and fouls next time around, but these things are to be expected in exhibition play. What’s most important for now is that the Bulls have an athletic freak with a 7’2.5″ wingspan showcasing some real promise, and he’s not even occupying a main roster spot.