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Garrett Temple agrees to one-year deal with Bulls

Garrett Temple Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran swingman Garrett Temple, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Temple played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2019-20.

During the 2019-20 regular season for the Nets, Garrett Temple averaged 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 37.8 percent from the field, 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The Bulls are getting a quality locker room guy who can also play solid defense and shoot the ball from deep at a high clip. Chicago hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2016-17 season.

Temple has career averages of 6.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in the NBA. He’s played for a lot of teams but has always left a good impression on his coaches and teammates.

The Bulls need guys like that, especially since the team has been a walking disaster since trading Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night back in 2017.

Chicago’s core is Zach LaVine, Coby White, Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. The Bulls’ new front office drafted Patrick Williams with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 draft.

Former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan is the new coach in the Windy City. Bulls fans already know he’s going to be better than Jim Boylen, who was arguably the worst head coach in the NBA while he was employed by Chicago.