Chicago Bulls Add Two Johnsons To Roster


The Chicago Bulls made one of the biggest splashes in NBA free agency this summer, signing DeMar DeRozan to a 3-yr, $85 million dollar contract, on the heels of adding Lonzo Ball in a 4-yr, $84 million dollar sign-and-trade. 

Now that the heavy lifting is done, the Bulls are busy filling in the cracks, adding players around the margins. Monday, they signed a couple of Johnsons, free agent forwards Stanley Johnson, and Alize Johnson. 

The signing of Stanley Johnson brings a verstatile defender to the Bulls' roster. While his offensive skills are limited, his strong 6'6" frame and 7-foot wingspan can really help the defensively-challenged Bulls. He did have his best offensive game of the season in Chicago in the 3rd-to-last game of the season, putting up 35 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Hopefully, the Bulls aren't counting on too much of that. 

Alize Johnson is a 6'7" power forward who spent his 3rd season in the league with Brooklyn this past year, averaging 5 points and 5 rebounds in 10 minutes of playing time per game. The Bulls signed him to a 2-year deal at $3.6 million. Turns out Elize has a fan in his former Nets teammate Kevin Durant:

The Bulls also signed shooting guard Matt Thomas, who, when he's on, has as sweet a stroke as anyone. 

And that makes a full 15-man roster for Chicago, with 3 weeks to go until training camp.

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