2. Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo is a very cheap player to acquire but a much-needed defensively-minded player. When it comes to centers, Biyombo plays a very traditional center style on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. His talents are what the Bulls have lacked in the prior seasons has been size and blocking ability. Especially, when it comes to players like Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who annihilate the smaller forwards the Bulls put out.
Off the bench in Phoenix, Biyombo averaged 1.7 blocks per game and a defensive rating of 107.6. His defensive ability as a backup center was good enough to keep him on the roster for two years. As a seasoned player, his defense was reliable, enough to stop players in the paint. He does have a weakness on the perimeter though, but the Bulls have defensive guards to cover him a little.
Bismack Biyombo would be a great defender and an elite injury insurance player for the Bulls.
The signing would be great as the Bulls’ wouldn’t have to focus on a small-ball lineup bench. They could mix and match their roster a bit better with a more traditional big man. Leaving the team with a stronger interior defense. It would really be up to Billy Donovan to use the right rotations to make this work, as the roster could become too weak from the perimeter if matched wrong.
This signing could be seen as lackluster but with the resources the Bulls have, it is the most realistic option they have. They could acquire him for under 10 million, likely around the 3 million mark. Considering the new CBA rules kicking into effect next year, the Bulls should try to spend the least amount of cap as they can.