When NBA free agency kicks off in just two days, the Chicago Bulls will have plenty of work to get done.
It all begins by ensuring that All Star guard Zach LaVine gets re-signed to his max contract and stays in Chicago for years to come. Just as multiple reports have stated over the last couple of weeks, that seems to be exactly what’s going to happen.
Once LaVine is re-signed, Marc Eversley and Arturas Karnisovas will have additional work to do in order to fill out the rest of the roster.
One tool the Bulls will have at their disposal, that could come in handy, is a mid-level exception worth up to $10 million. This is something they’ll be able to use in free agency, which could be spent on a solid veteran contributor.
The Chicago Bulls’ $10 million mid-level exception is going to allow the team to add a significant veteran.
During free agency, the Bulls will undoubtedly be looking to add another rim protector to back up Nikola Vucevic, just as Eversley has stated recently. This team is likely going to allow both Tony Bradley and Tristan Thompson to walk, as neither one of them gave the Bulls what they needed a year ago.
Other needs this offseason include finding another wing, should they allow both Derrick Jones Jr. and Troy Brown Jr. to leave. The possibility of re-signing Jones is certainly there, though, and Bulls fans would welcome that as he became a solid part of the rotation last season.
With this extra cash, the Bulls should be targeting either one of these needs. Fortunately for them, there are a good amount of guys available which could be within range of a $10 million deal.
Depending on how the market shakes out, these are three players the Bulls should target using their mid-level exception.