The Bulls are out here doing labor on Labor Day. I’m sorry for that.
Filling out that bench a bit:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 6, 2021
Johnson, 25, spent the last couple years with the Raptors, as a nice defender to have in the rotation. I (Brett) am just assisting on the creation of this post, though, because Eli is only partially available. So basically I’ve set this up for him, and now he’s gonna jump in on his phone, and say some quick things about Johnson here, as well as how he fits with the Bulls. I reckon he’ll also have more to say on the signing and its implications tomorrow.
But for today, take it away with your quick thoughts, Eli:
Hi Brett, thanks for the intro. I’m eating food at a restaurant, so of course the Bulls decided to wait until my hands were full of BBQ sauce to do something fun.
Anyway, with Millsap and Aldridge both stolen by the Brooklyn Nets, the Bulls were left with slim pickings in the power forward market. Johnson is just 25 years old with 377 games under his belt. He was the former No. 8 pick in 2015 by the Pistons, and he spent the last two seasons in and out of the Raptors rotation. Johnson does not provide much on the offensive end, but he comes with good size and length (7’0” wingspan) that should give the team a solid defensive role playing option off the bench.
I’ll have some more thoughts on this in the coming days, but it feels like a totally fine signing considering the options/circumstances.