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Report: Bulls signing Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson in Bulls-Raptors

May 13, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Stanley Johnson (5) shoots the ball while defended by Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

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The Bulls held matching rights on Lauri Markkanen. They tried to sign Paul Millsap. They were linked to LaMarcus Aldridge.

After signing-and-trading Markkanen to the Cavaliers and watching Millsap and Aldridge sign with the Nets, Chicago finally found its big forward:

Stanley Johnson.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Johnson slots behind Patrick Williams and maybe Derrick Jones Jr. on the depth chart.

The No. 8 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Pistons, Johnson hasn’t lived up to that billing. His offensive skills – 3-point shooting, ability to handle the ball/create and even finishing at the rim – are too limited.

But his powerful athleticism allows him to carve out a role as a versatile defender. After a slow start with the Raptors, he earned stints in the rotation.

Now, he’ll try to crack Chicago’s.