Chicago Bulls: Pursue or pass on 10 notable free agents

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Chicago Bulls, Mason Plumlee
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2. PF/C Mason Plumlee

2019-2020 Numbers

7.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists in 17.3 minutes

61.5% from the field

Like Anthony, another free agent with ties to the Bulls is big man Mason Plumlee, who would be coming from the Denver Nuggets — the previous home of Karnisovas. Since becoming a Nugget, Plumlee has been relegated to mostly a bench role and he’s relished in it.

The Nuggets are a well-coached and put together team, and Plumlee is one of many reasons why. He’s been able to take on a reserve role at a much younger age than he likely would have planned since being a first-round pick out of Duke back in 2013, but that role has not only worked for him, but for the Nuggets as well.

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Potentially bringing a lot of experience to the Bulls, Plumlee could be an ideal guy to step in if Wendell Carter Jr. went down to injury again — God forbid. He’s a fairly well-rounded big man who does everything at a competent level. If there’s one thing he does surprisingly well, as a big guy, it’s passing the ball.

The Bulls know how beneficial it is to have a big man who can facilitate, seeing some pretty good ones come through in Joakiam Noah and Pau Gasol in recent years, and Plumlee is another one of those sneaky passers. Overall, if he came at a decent enough price, Plumlee would be a strong option in free agency.

Verdict: Pursue