The Chicago Bulls aren’t expected to be players in this summer’s free agency bonanza. They may not land an elite star, but here’s who they should target.
For Chicago Bulls fans, the NBA offseason might just be the most anticipated season on the league calendar. As a rebuilding franchise, cheering for your team to lose is like hoping Santa gets caught in the chimney. There’s just no joy in that.
Following a franchise that’s lost 115 of their last 164 games can be burdensome, so a little Christmas in July is all fans have had to look forward to the past few summers.
This summer, it’s highly unlikely that Chicago will be a destination for any of the prominent free agents, namely Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. That they won’t bring home a generational talent like Durant has less to do with management or commitment to winning. After all, Durant and Irving are both rumored to be considering a union with the James Dolan-owned New York Knicks.
The Bulls will potentially have approximately $23 million in cap space heading into this summer. They may not have enough for a max-level contract, though they could get creative if they decide to be aggressive. They should still have enough to fill some major holes in the roster.
Here are five free agents the team should target this summer.