According to a report from Shams Charania, the Bulls have agreed to a fully guaranteed, two-year, $4.5 million deal with Luke Kornet. The 7-foot-1 big man out of Vanderbilt is a stretch-five with some shot-blocking ability as well.
Sources: Luke Kornet's deal with Chicago: Fully guaranteed two years for $4.5M. https://t.co/XFGuoK0jGS— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 18, 2019
Last season Kornet shot a career-best 36.3 percent from the 3-point line on 193 attempts. He will likely get a chance to compete for a rotation spot in a very young Bulls frontcourt that contains third-year player Lauri Markkanen, second-year players Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison, and rookie Daniel Gafford.
Over 66 career games, Kornet has averaged 14.8 points, 6.2 rebounds. 2.5 assists and 1.9 blocks per 36 minutes.
Kornet played his best basketball of the season against the Bulls last year averaging 15 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2assists, and 3.3 blocks while shooting a scorching-hot 53.1 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from the 3-point line. The Bulls front office hopes those flashes against the Bulls were a forecast of what’s to come from the 24-year old Kornet.