C.J. Watson, Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer are already gone.
Omer Asik will probably be gone in the next few days.
Now you can add John Lucas III to the list of Bulls bench guys who will be wearing another uniform next season.
ESPN’s Marc Stein writes:
The Toronto Raptors are closing in on the signing of free-agent point guard John Lucas III, according to sources close to the process.
Sources told ESPN.com the sides are in advanced discussions to finalize the terms on a multiyear deal to add Lucas to a backcourt rotation that had already been strengthened earlier this month by the Raptors’ acquisition of Kyle Lowry.
One source said Wednesday the Chicago Bulls, who’ve employed Lucas for much of the past two seasons, were resigned to losing the 29-year-old.
Let’s face it, the Bulls are resigned to losing (or ditching or trading) just about anybody not named Boozer, Deng, Gibson, Noah or Rose. Although they’d probably trade away Boozer and Deng too (if only to be free of their cap-killing contracts) if anybody was biting.
Anyway, Lucas was a decent spark plug off the bench who had a few big games for the Bulls last season. But, realistically, he’s 5’11″ and weighs 165 pounds soaking wet. He over-dribbles, has poor court vision, and looks for his own shot too much. Basically, he’s a shooting guard in a tiny point guard’s body.
I wish him luck with the Raptors though.