Objectively grading each Chicago Bulls free agency move so far

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Chicago Bulls, Andre Drummond
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Grading the Chicago Bulls’ signing of Andre Drummond

Some Bulls fans are split on the signing of Andre Drummond, but the reality is, he fits exactly what Eversley desired to add going into free agency. Although he has been around the block as of late, playing for a handful of teams since beginning his career with seven and a half years in Detroit, Drummond is still a fine player.

He’ll be only 29 years old in August and has plenty of basketball left in his future. The Bulls signed Drummond for two years and $6.6 million. That’s not too shabby for a guy who has been one of the most efficient rebounders in the league for the past nine years.

One of the things Chicago fans were tired of seeing last year is the second unit getting bullied on the glass. The Bulls became nauseating in that department, allowing opposing teams to pull down offensive rebounds with ease. That changes with the Drummond signing.

Last season, between Brooklyn and Philadelphia, Drummond played just over 19 minutes per game. He averaged 9.3 rebounds in that time frame, which would be good for a whopping 17.0 on a per-36-minute basis. Just for clarification, that’s Drummond’s third-most efficient rebounding season to date.

No longer do the Bulls have to see Tony Bradley out there for what seems to be zero added value. Drummond brings the Bulls precisely what they needed behind Vucevic.

Grade: A