Chicago Bulls: Potential free agent adds from Philadelphia 76ers

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Chicago Bulls, Amir Johnson
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Forward Amir Johnson — Unrestricted

It seems like Amir Johnson has been in the NBA forever. Well, it’s nearing that point as he’s been a pro since 2006. Johnson began his career with the Detroit Pistons, where he spent four seasons. He then went on to play for the Toronto Raptors for six years, which is where he enjoyed some of the better years of his lengthy career.

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Following Toronto, Johnson spent two seasons with the Boston Celtics and, for the last two years, has been with Philly. For the larger part of his career, Johnson had been a starter at either the power forward or center position. At age 32, now, he’s been relegated to a bench role.

Chicago certainly needs to add depth in the front court this offseason, after trading Bobby Portis last year. Johnson has given the Sixers double-digit minutes per night over the last two seasons, and could still do the same for the Bulls.

Johnson’s veteran presence and all-around, true post game at the power forward position, would be welcomed on the Bulls. He has a solid mid-range jumper as well as being able to produce in the paint. Johnson wouldn’t be a long-term option on the bench, but could be one of those “glue” guys to help the youngsters take additional steps this season.