Bulls preseason standout Quenton Jackson cut from roster

Quenton Jackson, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Quenton Jackson, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Yesterday was quite the busy day for the Chicago Bulls, as they formally announced the signings of NBA veteran Derrick Favors and intriguing prospect Khalil Whitney to the roster on training camp deals. Unfortunately, these additions came at a cost. Despite a relatively strong showing in the preseason, the Bulls have waived Quenton Jackson from the roster to make room

Although his preseason stats don’t jump off the page, Jackson made a big impression during his limited opportunities on the court. He totaled 15 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds across 26 minutes of preseason action. If permitted a larger role with more usage, his high motor and hustle would have undoubtedly seen these numbers increase.

Quenton Jackson is now a free agent after a strong preseason showing with the Bulls.

Jackson first got fans talking when he submitted a candidate for dunk of the year in Chicago’s very first preseason contest against the Bucks. Quenton put Milwaukee’s Andre Jackson Jr. on a poster in crunch time here to cut the lead to two points with only seconds remaining on the clock. If Jackson was a bigger household name, I have no doubt this dunk would have been plastered all over social media for days.

Don’t be fooled, Jackson was no one-hit-wonder this preseason. In the very next game, Jackson would jam one home in the face of Denver’s Hunter Tyson. This dunk was arguably just as good, and it was only made all the sweeter as the Bulls actually emerged victorious in this contest.

Jackson’s now likely to serve another stint in the G League, but whether or not it will come with the Windy City Bulls remains to be seen. Jackson joins Max Heidegger and Henri Drell as recent cuts from the roster, as the Bulls prepare for the start of the 2023-24 season and to see what they have in their new additions of Favors and Whitney.

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