Chicago Bulls: Assessing 3 2019 NBA free agency rumors

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2019 NBA free agency is nearly upon us and teams are ready to spring into action. What are the Chicago Bulls about to do next week?

The NBA’s second season is set to begin Sunday, June 30 at 6 p.m. ET and the Chicago Bulls are primed with approximately $23 million of cap space after the NBA lifted Omer Asik‘s contract from the team’s salary cap.

There has been plenty of rumors regarding Chicago’s plans this summer. Drafting Coby White did nothing to squelch the Malcolm Brogdon rumors addressing the Bulls’ point guard issues.

Chicago also has depth issues in the frontcourt. After trading Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis to the Washington Wizards, and with Robin Lopez being a free agent, the Bulls are quite thin behind Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. In fact, besides rookie second-round pick Daniel Gafford, Chicago’s only other frontcourt player is Cristiano Felicio.

One name recently tied to the Chicago Bulls is New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Julius Randle. At first glance, it seems like an unlikely pairing, with Randle likely looking to be more than a sixth man, which he’d be in the Windy City.

What about Patrick Beverley? Early in the offseason, the momentum seemed to be swaying toward a Bulls-Pat Bev reunion. Now, rumors have him looking longingly toward other teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers.

It’s time to take a closer look at these rumors and how they might affect the Chicago Bulls.