Chicago Bulls: Ranking every major 2021 offseason move made so far

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6. Chicago Bulls sign Tony Bradley

When the Bulls traded Daniel Gafford last year, they immediately opened up a roster spot in the front court for the coming season. Many fans loved Gafford’s energy and thought the Bulls made a mistake dealing him. However, when they signed former Oklahoma City Thunder big man Tony Bradley, they gained the perfect backup center.

Bradley, a former first rounder out of North Carolina, is still just 23 years old and presents the Bulls with a potential long-term solution off the bench. The 6-foot-10 center has been ascending each year he’s been in the league since being drafted in 2018, yet has now played for three different teams.

The Bulls found a gem when they signed Bradley, and again, he could be a big part of this team’s future. Last year with the Thunder, Bradley played 18.0 minutes per game. If you broke down his averages to a per-36-minute basis, Bradley averaged an impressive 17.3 points, 12.2 rebounds1.8 assists and 1.5 blocks.

This is exactly the type of player the Bulls needed to bring in and fortify their front court, especially after losing Thaddeus Young as well. Bradley is one of the more underrated moves of the offseason, and Chicago fans will be thrilled to have him on board.