According to the team, the Chicago Bulls have signed 23-year-old forward Henri Drell to a training camp contract. Drell played in Summer League for the Bulls this offseason and spent last year with the Windy City Bulls. Now, Chicago will bring him into training camp to get a closer look and keep him around the organization.
The youngster made 30 appearances for the Windy City Bulls, starting 26 of them and playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He averaged 11.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 47.2% from the field and 33.3% from behind the three-point line. Drell struggled with his shot a bit in Summer League but still played in all five games in Las Vegas.
He will join Quenton Jackson and Max Heidegger among Bulls currently on Exhibit 10 deals heading into training camp. In all likelihood, the Bulls will look to keep all three in their G League system once the season begins.
Chicago doesn’t have any two-way spots available, as those are taken by Onrulap Bitim, Adama Sanogo, and Justin Lewis, but Drell will likely have another chance to prove himself in the G League next year.
The 23-year-old could choose to leave the Bulls’ organization, but them signing him to a training camp deal gives him an incentive to stick around with the Windy City Bulls for another season.
The Bulls have 15 players on their main roster, leaving no room for more signings, but both Carlik Jones and Terry Taylor are on non-guaranteed deals. So, while it’s highly unlikely, if Drell seriously impresses during training camp, there is technically a pathway for him, or Jackson or Heidegger, to make the main roster.