Chicago Bulls: Offseason Summary 2020

by December 14, 2020
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The Chicago Bulls were once seen as overachievers but ever since Jimmy Butler left, the script has flipped, and the House That Jordan Built has been reduced to an afterthought.

On paper, they’re a good team. Chicago made a couple of smart moves this offseason but their improvement in the immediate future will be dependent upon the players that are already there.

Bulls Roster Additions

PlayerTransaction
Patrick WilliamsDraft (4th)
Marko SimonovicDraft (44th)
Garrett TempleFree Agency (CHI)
Noah VonlehFree Agency (DEN)

Biggest Acquisitions

  • Patrick Williams: Patrick Williams was one of the fast-risers in the 2020 NBA Draft, which usually means he has a higher boom-or-bust potential. The rookie forward projects as a versatile defender with a strong slashing ability; almost a re-hashing of current teammate Thaddeus Young.
  • Garrett Temple: Garrett Temple is a heady veteran point guard with great length, a high basketball IQ, commendable defensive performances and a decent 3-point stroke. He averaged a career-high 10.3 points per game last season with the Brooklyn Nets.

Bulls Roster Subtractions

PlayerTransaction
Shaquille HarrisonFree Agency
Max StrusFree Agency (MIA)

Biggest Losses

  • Shaquille Harrison: A 6’7″ combo guard, Shaquille Harrison was primarily known for his defense in his time with the Chicago Bulls.
  • Max Strus: Max Strus’ calling card is his perimeter shooting, as he knocked down .363 percent of his 3-point attempts (8.9 per game) as a sophomore at DePaul in 2018-19. However, last season, he only converted .305 of his threes (9.1) in 13 games with the G League’s Windy City Bulls.

All NBA Team Offseason Summaries

AtlanticCentralSoutheast
BostonChicagoAtlanta
BrooklynClevelandCharlotte
New YorkDetroitMiami
PhiladelphiaIndianaOrlando
TorontoMilwaukeeWashington
NorthwestPacificSouthwest
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
OklahomaLA LakersNew Orleans
PortlandPhoenixHouston
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio
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