Report: Bulls to sign Jarell Eddie to 10-day deal
With a roster spot open following the left foot injury that Paul Zipser recently suffered, the Chicago Bulls will reportedly sign Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.
Jarell Eddie expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell ESPN. The small forward to get the call-up from G-League’s Windy City Bulls.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 28, 2018
Eddie has been dominant in the G League so far this season and has appeared in19 games for Chicago’s affiliate, the Windy City Bulls. He is currently averaging 16.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 35.1 minutes per game, and has turned a lot of heads with his performances, leading to his latest NBA call up.
The 26-year-old Virginia Tech product went undrafted back in 2014 but did not give up on his dream to play at the highest level. He took his talents to the G League and played for the Austin Spurs, before signing with the Washington Wizards in the 2015-16 season and appearing in 26 games for them. He has since bounced back from different teams, both in the developmental league and the NBA.
While the Bulls need someone to take over Zipser’s spot at small forward, Eddie is not expected to play a significant role with them, as they still have multiple options at the wing position. However, he could still receive some playing time, which can be considered his chance to prove his worth that he deserves to remain in the NBA. Should he perform well, even with the limited run, it could result to him earning a second 10-day contract, or even get guaranteed for the remainder of the season.