3 players Bulls can sign with Disabled Player Exception

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1. Bol Bol

The Magic made a shocking decision to waive Bol Bol this week, as Tuesday was the deadline to fully guarantee his $2.2 million salary for next season. Bol is a 7-foot-2 forward who can put the ball on the floor, has range beyond the three-point line, and can pile up blocks in a hurry. If you don’t believe me, see it for yourself:


The idea of Bol Bol was more intriguing than the on-court product in Bol’s first three seasons. He played in 53 total games from 2019-22. But last season, it felt as though Bol was finally starting to put it together. So much so to the point that he established himself as a legitimate candidate for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award.

Through the first 25 games of the 2022-23 season, Bol posted averages of 12.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, and just under two blocks per game. Bol was even being compared to once-in-a-lifetime prospect Victor Wembanyama as a result of his unique combination of size and skill.

Similar to the players listed before him on this list, Bol would be able to slide into ample opportunity behind forward Patrick Williams. He’d provide three-point shooting ability, an additional rim presence, and a player who is capable of being a one-man wrecking crew in transition.

Turning 24 in November, Bol Bol is the ideal player the Bulls should target to sign with their Disabled Player Exception.

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