July 18, 2019, 12:24 pmShaquille HarrisonPG, Chicago Bulls
Shaq Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Bulls.
Harrison was waived by the team a couple weeks ago but will head back to Chicago. There's not much room left at point guard, but Harrison emerged as a lengthy player who's capable of guarding opposing wings last season and that figures to be his role going forward. He had a standard-league finish for the depleted Bulls last season and is someone to remember for silly season if Chicago is tanking hard again.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 17, 2019, 10:12 pmLuke KornetPF-C, Chicago Bulls
Luke Kornet has inked a deal with the Chicago Bulls for two years worth $4.5 million according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Kornet is another stretch big that will fit into the Bulls' system similar to how Lauri Markkanen does. He is a 36-percent shooter from beyond the arc in his career and shoots at will, so he should be a nice role player for an improved Bulls team.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 13, 2019, 10:31 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford was near-perfect from the field (7-for-8), scoring 14 points in Saturday's 85-73 loss to the Magic while adding three rebounds and three blocks.
After signing Gafford to a two year deal last week, the Bulls continue to start him at center seeing what their money got them. He figures to start the season third on the depth chart at center, backing up Wendell Carter Jr. and battling for Cristiano Felicio for minutes. He is not expected to make much of an impact this season but may be a darkhorse dynasty option.
July 13, 2019, 10:15 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison scored 13 points in Saturday's loss to the Magic, adding 10 rebounds, three rebounds and a steal.
Another solid outing for Hutchison in Summer League play. He has done a good job solidifying his roster spot for the regular season and will be stuck in a log jam backing up Otto Porter Jr. in a crowded Chicago frontcourt.
July 11, 2019, 5:37 pmRyan ArcidiaconoPG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have made the re-signing of Ryan Arcidiacono official.
Arcidiacono is back on a three-year deal worth $9 million. That's a bit steep considering he's the fourth point guard on the depth chart, but most signs point towards the Bulls trying to move Kris Dunn at some point in the near future. Now behind Tomas Satoransky and Coby White, Arcidiacono's fantasy appeal is limited.
Source: Chicago Bulls
July 11, 2019, 1:10 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Speaking on the radio on Thursday, John Paxson said that "Coby [White] can learn at his own pace."
White, the Bulls' top draft pick, has had some great games and some ugly games at Summer League, and even Paxson acknowledged some issues with decision-making as White adjusts to the speed of the NBA. It's looking more and more likely that White will be a backup in his first season, and the Bulls seem prepared to let him develop as quickly or as slowly as he needs to. His redraft stock is on the downslope.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 7:40 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison scored 18 points in Wednesday's 75-72 win over the Hornets, adding nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Hutchison shot 5-of-17 from the field but it's good to see him back healthy after a right foot sesamoid bone injury ended his rookie campaign after 44 games. The Bulls' acquisitions of Otto Porter and Thad Young figure to cramp the forward spots, however, which means Hutchison is unlikely to hold worthwhile fantasy value, even on a rebuilding team.
July 10, 2019, 7:35 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White put up 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on Wednesday night but shot 4-of-17 to get there.
White is shaping up as the backup point guard this season (assuming the Bulls get rid of Kris Dunn), which throws some cold water on his redraft outlook. He is clearly the long-term plan at the position, however, which means that White is shaping up as a top pick in dynasty formats. It's been a mixed bag so far this summer for White, with strong games right next to woeful shooting performances.
July 10, 2019, 7:32 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford had another strong Summer League showing on Wednesday, posting 20 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in only 24 minutes of action.
The Hornets weren't trotting out a true center in their starting five and Gafford made quick work of a smaller opponent. It's been a very nice debut in Vegas for the No. 38 overall pick, and he's increasing his dynasty outlook with every game. We're not sure how much time will be available for him this season, making him more of a Hail Mary play in redraft formats.
July 10, 2019, 10:48 amThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young hopes to bring the same work ethic and professionalism in Chicago as he did for over three seasons with the Pacers.
Young didn’t just help reshape the culture with the Pacers. He played for the Sixers as Sam Hinkie began his controversial rebuild and he arrived in Minnesota as they added young pieces like Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins. He started all 309 games he has played in over the previous four seasons but he projects to come off the bench behind Lauri Markkanen at power forward and Wendell Carter Jr. at center. Coach Jim Boylen said over the weekend in Las Vegas that Young never asked about starting during the free-agent recruiting process and we should expect the veteran to take a step back in his fantasy production next year.
Source: Chicago Tribune
July 9, 2019, 10:56 pmWendell Carter Jr.PF, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (core muscle injury) had successful surgery on Tuesday and his rehab will take 6-to-8 weeks, putting him in line to be ready for training camp.
Carter only played in 44 games during his rookie season due to injuries. He should be fine to start next season, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him easily surpass the 25.2 minutes per game he averaged as a rookie. The starting center could be a sneaky draft target if he lasts until the later rounds due to injury concerns.
Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 12:15 amCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White logged 30 minutes on Monday and rang up 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and two steals.
White is expected to be backing up Tomas Satoransky at the point this season. However, if he continues to improve and finds ways to commit fewer turnovers (five in this game), he could establish a timeshare situation, capping both their upsides in fantasy.
July 8, 2019, 5:58 pmKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune has heard that Kris Dunn is available "for the right price."
Considering the Bulls drafted Coby White, traded for Tomas Satoransky and re-signed Ryan Arcidiacono, one wonders how low that price actually is. Johnson also adds that the Bulls have been rumored to have discussed a sign-and-trade with the Grizzlies involving Dunn and Justin Holiday. While Dunn does offer defensive potential, it looks unlikely that he'll be able to find a starting job somewhere next season. His fantasy arrow is pointing down.
Source: Chicago Tribune
July 7, 2019, 9:58 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison will suit up on Monday against the Pelicans after sitting out Sunday's game against the Cavs.
The news came from the Bulls' Summer League head coach Nate Loenser. Hutchison played in the first game of the Summer League and scored 15 points. He will likely be rested throughout the remaining games as he has a secured spot on the Bulls' roster.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 9:31 pmMychal MulderSG, Chicago Bulls
Mychal Mulder put up 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 32 minutes of action in an 82-75 loss to the Cavs on Sunday.
Mulder played for the Bulls’ G-League team for the past two seasons. He averaged 13.7 points on 41.3-percent from 3-point territory in the 2018-19 season. Mulder will likely not make the Bulls’ roster and will be relegated to being a G-League starter yet again. Even if he does land a two-way contract, expect him to see limited court time this season.