The Chicago Bulls have signed six-year veteran Stanley Johnson. Johnson, the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, will be joining the Bulls. The specifics of the contract have not yet been released, we will update this article once it is.
The 6-foot-6 forward out of Arizona has bounced around the league the last few years after being taken by Detroit in 2015. Johnson has played the last two years with the Toronto Raptors, averaging 3.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 1.5 APG. Johnson shot 38% from the field and 32% from downtown. The 25-year-old isn’t known for his offense, but he is a very capable defender. He averaged one steal per game in his last two seasons.
This is truly a solid bench pickup for the Bulls. Johnson can switch on any offensive player 1-4 and brings grit to the team that they are in need of. Johnson is an above-average defender and can once in a while move without the ball to get buckets in the lane. Besides spending time with Detroit, Bulls fans might know Johnson for his scoring outburst against them last season. Johnson went off against the Bulls for 35 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists on May 13, 2021.
This is a low-risk/high-reward move for the Bulls. If Johnson can give them above-average defense off the bench, this could bolster the second unit.
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