Chicago Bulls: Free agents to target from the 2019 NBA Finals

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Chicago Bulls, Kevon Looney
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Forward/Center Kevon Looney — Unrestricted

One of the reasons the Warriors have had so much success over the last few years is due to the nature of the bench. They always seem to have a handful of guys step up due to injury, as well as a few relative unknowns emerge as key depth pieces throughout the season and even during the playoffs.

Kevon Looney is a perfect example of such a player. Two years ago, nobody had heard of this kid (for the most part). Even now, the casual basketball fan may not be aware of just how important he has been to Golden State — especially this season.

Looney’s playing time soared to nearly 19 minutes per game in 2018-2019 and he gave the Warriors over five boards per game in that time. Although he isn’t asked to do much offensively, Looney also finished the regular season shooting over 62 percent from the field.

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This guy is one of the crucial pieces to the puzzle in Golden State, and might just be their best interior defender off the bench. The 23-year-old is likely to cash in this summer (relatively speaking) and it will be intriguing to see whether or not the Warriors decide to pay up in order to keep him.

Looney would come in and immediately become a force off the bench for the Bulls, more than likely giving them a solid 20 minutes per game at either front court position.