Report: Bulls signing Walter Lemon Jr. for remainder of season
Due to the fact that they are dealing with several injuries, the Chicago Bulls have decided to sign guard Walter Lemon Jr. for the remainder of this season, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 28, 2019
Lemon, now 26 years of age, played his collegiate ball at Bradley, where he ranks seventh among the school’s all-time leading scorers (1,721 career points) and third in steals (222).
Though he was not selected in the 2014 NBA Draft, Lemon has quite a bit of professional experience. He has played with several teams overseas, including EGIS Körmend of Hungary and the Crailsheim Merlins of Germany. He has also served stints in the G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Maine Red Claws and Windy City Bulls).
Lemon has become one of the best players in the G League. He made 43 appearances with the Windy City Bulls this season (41 starts), racking up averages of 20.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting from the field (29.2 percent from beyond the arc), 8.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 33.9 minutes per outing.
Lemon hasn’t seen any NBA action this season, but he played 35 total minutes for the New Orleans Pelicans last year, collecting 17 points, five assists, two rebounds and one block.
The Bulls (21-55 and fourth in the Central Division standings) will be back in action on Saturday, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Toronto Raptors. Tip-off inside the United Center is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.