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Chicago Bulls Bring Back Stanley Johnson

A COVID-19 outbreak allowed the Bulls to add another player, leading to a reunion with Johnson.

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The Chicago Bulls are bringing back veteran forward Stanley Johnson. This move is a result of yet another player entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols, which allowed the Bulls to apply for a hardship waiver. Earlier today, Matt Thomas became the latest addition to the COVID list.

Thomas is actually the player the Bulls opted to keep instead of Johnson during final roster cuts. Johnson signed a non-guaranteed deal with Chicago on September 6. He endured training camp with the team and appeared in four preseason games. In those four games, Johnson averaged 9.8 MPG, 3.2 PPG, and 2.5 RPG. He shot 33% from the field and 42% from downtown.

After his release on October 16, Stanley Johnson joined the South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League. In his time there, he has averaged 15.3 PPG, 6.7 RPG, and 2.2 APG. He is shooting 40% from the field and 28% from downtown.

UPDATE – 12/9/21, 12:12 PM CST: The Bulls made the signing official. Stanley Johnson will join the team on a 10-day contract.

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