Bulls To Sign Former Lottery Pick Stanley Johnson

The Bulls are signing free agent forward and former lottery pick Stanley Johnson after being hit hard by positive COVID-19 tests, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.Stanley Johnson

Johnson, 25, is 6-foot-6 and appeared in 61 games with the Raptors last season, averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. He has been playing in the G League with the South Bay Lakers after signing with the club Nov. 15.

He was originally drafted by the Pistons with the No. 8 overall pick in 2015 and has made a name for himself with strong perimeter defense.

Johnson actually signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Bulls for training camp, but was waived before the season. He appeared in all four preseason games with the Bulls before that, averaging 3.3 points and 2.5 rebounds.

He has spent the season on the list of top available veterans on Hoops Wire.

For the Bulls, DeMar DeRozan, Coby White, Javonte Green and Matt Thomas are all currently in the league’s health and safety protocols.

Chicago visits Cleveland on Tuesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST.

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