These free agents aren’t the big-ticket signings that will make the Bulls contenders, but they could push the scales in Chicago’s favor.
6. T.J. Warren, Suns
It feels like just yesterday T.J. Warren was putting on a masterclass in the bubble and taking the NBA by force. Averaging 19.8 points and shooting 40.3% from long-range in 2020, Warren appeared on the precipice of securing a huge payday. Unfortunately, a string of injuries would sideline him for the majority of the next two and a half seasons. Warren looked like a shell of his former self this year, averaging 7.5 points and 32.8% from deep. That being said, he’d be a great low-risk pickup if there’s even a chance he can shake the rust off and return to form.
5. JaMychal Green, Warriors
Although he’s been known to struggle with bouts of inconsistency, JaMychal Green has been an invaluable role player for several contending teams over the past 5 years. A championship ring has eluded him thus far, but through no fault of his own. Shooting 37.4% from deep over the last five years, Green is a dependable spot-up threat and his 6-foot-8, 225-pound frame helps him compensate on the defensive end. He’s by no means a premiere role player at this point, but he’s still much better than most of the other options still out there.
4. Trendon Watford, Trail Blazers
Although he may not be the fourth-best player in this list at this moment in time, Trendon Watford’s potential makes him arguably the most attractive power forward target the Bulls could pursue before the season starts. Averaging 7.5 points and 4 rebounds in his first two seasons with Portland, Watford’s flashes of playmaking and shooting make him a particularly interesting prospect with his 6-foot-9 and 240-pound frame.