Training camps around the NBA will be set to begin at the end of September and now is the time for teams to focus up for the 2022-23 season. The offseason movement is just about done and the teams around the league just about know who they will go into the season with.
However, there are still some free agents out there who can help a team move forward and be a part of anybody’s success.
For example, the Chicago Bulls could use some more depth. They have some terrific talent on the roster, but they could use some depth and help around their star trio of Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Lonzo Ball.
Carmelo Anthony is one name that is still floating out there in free agency and Bleacher Report views the Bulls as one of the best landing spots for the future Hall of Famer:
The Chicago Bulls are another team that could use a little more three-point shooting.
In 2021-22, they finished 29th in the league in threes per 100 possessions. If they want to threaten for a top-10 offense, they may need to up their volume from there, and Melo can help.
Over the last two seasons, among players who logged at least as many minutes, only six match or exceed both of Anthony’s marks for threes per possession and three-point percentage.
In lineups with DeMar DeRozan picking teams apart from the short- and mid-range, having that kind of outside shooting to pull defenses out to the perimeter could work wonders.
As he has begun to accept his bench role, Anthony has started only six games combined over the last two seasons while playing 138. In the 2021-22 season, he averaged 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 37.5% from deep on 5.8 attempts. That is the type of production the Bulls could use off their bench or even in the starting lineup if they so choose.
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