The Chicago Bulls have had a very busy offseason.
Although they had their sites set on New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony and perhaps Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love, the Bulls wound up netting themselves an excellent player in Los Angeles Lakers’ big man Pau Gasol, signing him to a three-year, $22 million deal. They have also struck a deal to bring Real Madrid forward Nikola Mirotić over on a three-year, $17 million deal. They re-signed point guard Kirk Hinrich and used the amnesty clause to waive power forward Carlos Boozer.
The Bulls probably aren’t done – they could still use another wing and possibly another point guard.
With the minimum salary. Xavier Henry would be a good option if he’d sign for that little. He’s still only 22 and showed some nice athleticism and shooting last year. But even he may be too pricey.
Another option I’d recommend for them would be BoMcCalebb, a point guard who played in Turkey last year and is a naturalized Macedonian (though he’s American). He’s a little older, but has been great in Europe the last couple years until this one. Certainly worth a flier if he wants a chance at the NBA. I think backup PG is the bigger issue, with Hinrich and Rose both injury risks.
Henry played in 43 games for the Lakers last season. He averaged 10.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 41.7% from the field, 34.6% from beyond the arc and 65.5% from the free throw line.