Chicago Bulls: Pursue or pass on 10 notable free agents

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Chicago Bulls, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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7. SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

2019-2020 Numbers

7.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals in 18.7 minutes

47.1% from the field

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You might notice a theme here with a few of these guys, but the Bulls truly do need to find a solid small forward to be able to count on going forward. Otto Porter Jr. will be gone after he makes his precious $28 million this year, and going into the coming years, this is the position the Bulls most desperately need to address.

Luckily for Chicago, there are so many young small forwards who should come relatively cheap this offseason. The biggest reason why is because the majority of them aren’t going to be of star quality, and that’s okay.

The Bulls have been lacking that perimeter defender type of player since Jimmy Butler left town, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sure could fill that role. Now, will he be as effective as Butler was? Absolutely not. That level isn’t going to be found without going after a superstar. But, Hollis-Jefferson would give the Bulls a good defensive player who has the ability to defend multiple positions.

At just 25 years old and having been around a winning culture where he was counted on to come in and defend the team’s best player off the bench, Hollis-Jefferson is definitely an ideal target for the Bulls.

Verdict: Pursue