Chicago Bulls: 5 bargain bin targets in 2019 NBA free agency

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5. Ed Davis

Considered one of the best teammates in the league, Ed Davis brings plenty to the table that doesn’t show up solely in the box score. The 30-year-old power forward is a strong rebounder who fills the bench role nicely without eating a lot of minutes.

Last season the former North Carolina Tar Heel averaged 17.9 minutes per game and still hauled in 8.6 rebounds per contest with the Brooklyn Nets. In fact, when he was on the floor, he grabbed 25.2 percent of the available rebounds. He also averaged 5.8 points per game on 61.6 percent shooting from the field.

In their offseason quest to improve the roster, the Bulls won’t be looking to add frontcourt help to the starting lineup. Instead, they’ll be looking for tough-minded, quality reserves who can produce and fill in for Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr., who will be entering their third and second seasons, respectively.

Last season, Davis played on a one-year, $4.4 million deal and might be looking for a more length on a deal this time around. There will be competition for the big man, as he brings valuable attributes to any club.

Chicago would be wise to bring in a solid locker room presence who will be effective on the court as well.