1. Christian Wood
It’s no secret the Bulls are in need of depth at the power forward position, and for once, I’d love to see them sign a player who is actually big enough to play the position (my apologies Caruso, you’ve done your best). That’s why when a report broke that the Bulls are candidates to sign Christian Wood, most fans agreed that this would be a logical union.
“Wood could be a spark-plug scorer who gives Chicago some extra spacing at the 5 spot. He has bounced around plenty (seven teams in seven seasons) and has never been the most reliable defender, but if minimum money (or near-minimum money, at least) is all it takes to bring him aboard, it’s hard to see much risk.”
If the Bulls can get him cheap, Christian Wood would be a perfect free agent signing.
Buckley perfectly sums up why so many teams are averse to giving Wood a big payday, but for this price tag, it feels like too good of a deal to miss out on. He has his risks, sure, but for a short-term minimum deal, what’s the worst that could happen?
If he busts, the Bulls can cut their losses and still remain beneath the luxury tax threshold. But if he catches fire in the Windy City, they’ll have gotten arguably one of the best-value free agent signings of the summer.