2. Javonte Green
Green went undrafted in 2015 before playing four seasons in Europe. He finally got an NBA chance in 2019 when the Celtics signed him. After a season and a half in Boston, the 6’4 wing was traded to the Bulls in a three-team deal that also brought Troy Brown Jr. and Daniel Theis to the Windy City.
Green cracked the rotation in his first full season in Chicago as he produced outstanding advanced metrics. The 6’4 wing is a sturdy defender with an improving jump shot and the ability to finish at the rim. He is never going to be a star, but Green has proven to be an impactful role player. Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley made the case for the Bulls re-signing him this summer, and that could still happen.
Head coach Billy Donovan has talked glowingly about Green and his contributions. The Bulls still need a low-usage option that is willing to play defense and create energy. Javonte Green just turned 30, but he is still a productive role player that should find a home.
Do the Chicago Bulls bring him back? They likely signed Jevon Carter as his replacement, but Green could find a new NBA team or play a larger role overseas if he chooses.