Chicago Bulls Sign Former Lottery Pick Stanley Johnson to Contract

After adding Alize Johnson to the roster this week, the Chicago Bulls signed free agent forward Stanley Johnson to a deal according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The details of the contract were not released.

Johnson was the eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Detroit Pistons before being traded to New Orleans in 2019. He then moved on and played for the Raptors for two years from 2019-21, earning a spot in the team’s regular rotation this past season.

Johnson’s offensive numbers for Toronto was not gaudy with averages of 4.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists with shooting splits of .382/.328/.800, but his energy and defensive versatility off the bench gave him the opportunity with Chicago.

His best season with Detroit came in 2017-2018, when he averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds over 69 games including 50 starts.

Stanley Johnson is the latest Bulls addition that features DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, Derrick Jones Jr. and Tony Bradley that has come via trades and free agency.