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Shams: Bulls guard David Nwaba will be a highly sought after free agent this summer

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Shams: Bulls guard David Nwaba will be a highly sought after free agent this summer

The Bulls value David Nwaba, and apparently a host of other teams do, too.

The news isn't earth-shattering by any means, as it was expected the 25-year-old Nwaba would garner interest in free agency. The second year pro averaged 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 70 games for the Bulls, and his hounding defense and ability and desire to defend the opponent's best perimeter player only increased his value.

The Bulls clearly value Nwaba and his numbers after the All-Star break reflected that: he averaged 9.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 27.1 minutes, and he shot 13 of 33 from beyond the arc (after shooting 5-for-19 in his first 45 games), showing some progress in the expansion of his game.

Perhaps working in the Bulls' favor is that Nwaba's new agent, Briscoe, also represents Bulls guard Justin Holiday and G-League forward Jarell Eddie. That won't be a deciding factor if Nwaba signs an offer sheet with another team and the Bulls are required to match it or not, but if the Bulls do negotiate with Briscoe and Nwaba it should help.

The Bulls will enter this summer with ample cap space to sign Nwaba or match any offer that comes his way. But every player has a price and the Bulls will have to decide what Nwaba's is should he receive and sign an offer sheet from another team.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Remembering Jordan’s return in 1995; NCAA Tourney bracket advice

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Remembering Jordan’s return in 1995; NCAA Tourney bracket advice

On this edition of this Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Will Perdue remember Michael Jordan’s comeback game in 1995, and get you ready for the NCAA Tournament

0:45       On difficulty playing the last month of the season after being eliminated from playoff contention

3:50       On Kris Dunn and his struggle playing consistently

5:45       Why Markkanen is slumping in March

7:50       On Jordan’s comeback in 1995 and his first game back, against the Pacers

14:35    On why Jordan eventually switched back to #23 after wearing #45

16:30    Perdue on getting traded for Dennis Rodman

17:45    Our NCAA Tourney preview including likely upsets and bracket advice

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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: GIF night in Phoenix plus the greatest fax in history

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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: GIF night in Phoenix plus the greatest fax in history

On this edition of Bulls Outsiders, Matt Peck, Dave Watson, and John Sabine react to the Bulls 116-101 win over the Suns.

1:00       Conflicted feelings over Bulls beating the Suns

3:20       Shaq Harrison with the revenge game

4:30       Boylen upsetting opposing coaches with his timeouts

10:35    Viewer question on which team has the brighter future?

13:45    A great GIF night in Phoenix with Felicio and Lauri reactions

15:30    Shout-out from J.B. Long and Stacey King

17:30    Anniversary of Jordan’s “I’m Back” fax

21:40    Viewer comment on RoLo

24:15    Is there a 2nd greatest fax in history?

25:00    John is happy because Dirk passed Wilt on the all-time scoring list

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