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

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Chicago Bulls, Marcus Morris
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Forward Marcus Morris — Unrestricted

Since entering the league in 2011, Marcus Morris has played for four teams. To me, it’s actually a bit of a mystery as to why he hasn’t found a long-term home. Maybe there are teams which found him expendable in the past, but I think he’s one of the more underrated forwards in the league.

Now, he’s not a superstar by any . means. Maybe that’s why some teams were willing to part with him. Even now, he’s been a starter with the Boston Celtics and has played very well, especially in the playoffs. If he were to join the Bulls, though, he’d be coming off the bench. I think that’s what makes him attractive. He’d be a staple in terms of depth.

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Morris is an example of a tough, gritty player who does a lot of the little things. He’s versatile enough on defense, even though he’s 6-foot-9. He’ll square up and defend either the four or five positions.

During the playoffs, he’s played his best basketball. He’s shot the ball over 52 percent overall and nearly 47 percent from deep, as I write this. The Bulls would be getting a physical veteran who plays with an edge, and if that’s the type of style Boylen is attempting to establish, he’d help that immensely.