Chicago Bulls: 3 players that could heavily impact 2021 offseason

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Chicago Bulls, Thaddeus Young
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Chicago Bulls that could heavily impact the offseason: Thaddeus Young

Similar to Satoransky, Thaddeus Young is entering the final year of his deal with the Bulls and only a portion is guaranteed. Young’s $14.19 million salary for the upcoming season yields only $6 million in guaranteed money.

That means, if the Bulls were to cut ties with Young, they would save a little over $8 million against the cap.

However, Young has become an integral part of the Bulls’ rotation. One could argue that he played the best basketball of his career last season on a per-36-minute basis. He did everything well.

When the Bulls lacked an offensive quarterback, Young took the reins and played a bit of point forward. When they needed someone to step in and play center in a small ball rotation, Young took the lead. And, overall, his defense was some of the only good defense we saw from the Bulls all season long.

In the end, the Bulls could have an excess of $13 million in cap space if they let go of both Satoransky and Young. Add that to the room they’ll already have opened up from a few other players, and the Bulls might just be able to go after a star name this summer.