The Bulls are seeking a wing defender to help solidify the roster, according to veteran NBA reporter Matt Moore of Action Network.
While it seems the Bulls aren’t viewed as a team looking to make a splash ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline, they do clearly miss power forward Patrick Williams, likely out for the season after wrist surgery.
“The Bulls are thought of as buyers in the market, predictably, given their hot start,” Moore wrote, adding that the Bulls’ search for a wing would be the type of player that they could “bring off the bench.”
Along with the possibility of a trade, there are several unsigned veterans who may be able to fill the role at a reasonable cost, such as guard/forward Andre Roberson or small forward James Ennis. (Full free agent list.)
Neither of those players, however, have been linked to the Bulls. And they are more likely to make a trade to acquire help, it seems, than to just outright sign someone after doing so with small forwards Stanley Johnson and Alfonzo McKinnie.
The Bulls (17-10) currently sit in third place in the Eastern Conference under second-year coach Billy Donovan.