Bulls Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Free Agency Additions and More
However, the team has still made a few quality acquisitions—including the free agency signing of forward Mike Dunleavy and selecting swingman Tony Snell with a first-round draft pick.
With a few more roster spots up for grabs, the Bulls still have to dole out a few more contracts before their summer is complete.
Let’s take a look at which players the club is considering and more in Tuesday’s rumor roundup.
Antawn Jamison on Radar
Chicago could always use more shooters and happen to be in the market for another big, so the pursuit of veteran forward Antawn Jamison just makes sense.
Despite his advanced age and 15-year tenure in the league, Jamison was still able to contribute at a high level last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He spent the majority of the campaign coming off the bench—only the second instance in his career—and averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game.
Should the Bulls pursue Jamison?
Jamison holds career averages of 18.8 points and 7.6 rebounds in 35.2 minutes per contest and has spent time with the Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers in addition to his lone season with the Lakers.
His veteran presence, 6’9”, 235-pound size and long-range shooting—Jamison has hit on 34.7 percent of his attempts from deep during his career—would make him a major asset on a Bulls team that has championship aspirations this coming season.
Adrian Griffin Interviewing with Philly
Assistant coach Adrian Griffin is a rising talent in the coaching ranks and is reportedly on the radar of the Philadelphia 76ers.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have invited Griffin back for a second interview—one of four assistants around the league to make it to the next round.
Griffin will be competing with Kenny Atkinson of the Atlanta Hawks, Brett Brown of the San Antonio Spurs, Jay Larranaga of the Boston Celtics and possibly the Portland Trail Blazers’ David Vanterpool and 76ers holdover Michael Curry for the last remaining head coaching vacancy in the league this offseason.
Griffin broke into the NBA back in 1999 as a player with the Celtics and retired as a member of the Seattle Sonics in 2008, after various stints with five franchises.
The former swingman immediately jumped right into coaching upon hanging up his sneakers and has found success in his new career.
He first joined the Milwaukee Bucks staff in 2008 as an assistant and then assumed the same duties under head coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago back in 2010.
While he’s relatively inexperienced, Griffin’s time spent under Scott Skiles in Milwaukee and Thibodeau should have him prepared to take on the rigors of a head-coaching gig.
Should he get the job, Griffin would have his work cut out for him.
The 76ers are at the beginning of a complete rebuilding effort that is centered around 2013 first-round picks Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel, plus the potential to add two more lottery selections in the loaded 2014 draft class.
It is quite the opposite of the situation in Chicago, with the Bulls poised to make a deep playoff run and challenge the Miami Heat for supremacy in the Eastern Conference.
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