Bulls Re-Sign High-Flying Forward

The Chicago Bulls have re-signed forward Derrick Jones Jr. to a two-year, $6.6 million deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

The Bulls acquired Jones from the Portland Trail Blazers in a three-team deal last summer. 

The 25-year-old appeared in 51 games for Chicago this past 2021-22 season. He averaged 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in nearly 18 minutes per game.

Initially known for his high-flying antics early in his career, Jones has become a solid wing defender in the NBA. Likewise, the former Slam Dunk champion should be able to provide some athleticism and length for them all season long off the bench.

The Bulls were a bottom-10 defensive team last season and they suffered largely due to some of their best defensive guys such as Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball, and even Jones being out for extended periods. 

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