Chicago Bulls: 5 free agents whom fit Jim Boylen’s style

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Jim Boylen agreed to a multi-year extension with the Chicago Bulls. How could this impact free agency?

I am sure most dedicated fans of the Chicago Bulls have continued to tune into the 2019 NBA Playoffs, despite seeing their team miss the action for the second-straight year. Although it was a particularly rough campaign for the Bulls, watching the playoffs tends to give a lot of fans hope for the future.

There are plenty of teams that made the playoffs, whom the Bulls could try and emulate a little bit going forward. Obviously, you have the superstars like Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, along with a few other teams boasting studs like James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, etc.

But, the Bulls could look at a team like Denver Nuggets to take inspiration from. Denver doesn’t have a so-called superstar, unless you consider Jusuf Nurkic of that caliber — and I wouldn’t argue with you.

But, the Nuggets have used their young talent, along with a few key free agent signings, to take their franchise deep into the postseason. The Bulls have a young core, featuring some talented players, and might be a team to watch if they can somehow manage to find the right depth on the bench.

Recently, the Bulls announced they had extended head coach Jim Boylen on a multi-year deal. While I think most fans agree this was a bad decision, the team now has to live with it. This summer, I wonder what kind of players Boylen will attempt to go after, along with the front office (whose names we will not speak of).

I believe most of us have an idea of what style Boylen wants to implement within the Bulls’ young team — a tough, resilient, hard-nosed, defensive-focused group. When looking at free agency this summer, here are a few players Boylen may choose to pursue, based on those characteristics.