REPORT: Bulls have taken interest in Pistons’ roster, like Wayne Ellington and Ish Smith
The Chicago Bulls have reportedly taken interest in the Detroit Pistons’ roster and will have their eyes on shooting guard Wayne Ellington and point guard Ish Smith this summer once free agency starts, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Both Ellington and Smith will become unrestricted free agents on July 1.
There’s one other option to watch. According to one scout, the Bulls have taken interest in the Pistons’ roster. They’re said to love Wayne Ellington’s ability to shoot from beyond the three-point line, as well as Ish Smith’s ability to run a team.
Ellington is making $2,383,076 with the Pistons. He’s a sound 3-point shooter, something the Bulls are in need of. For his career, Ellington shoots 37.9 percent from beyond the arc in the regular season.
Smith, meanwhile, is one of the fastest guards in the game. The Bulls are looking for a veteran point guard to push Kris Dunn next season. Dunn has underwhelmed in his two seasons in Chicago.
Smith made $6.0 million this season with the Pistons and averaged 8.9 points and 3.6 assists in the regular season.
The Bulls have a nice starting lineup outside of Dunn. In today’s NBA, your starting point guard can’t be the weak link of the starting five.
Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. all have bright futures in the league. Chicago is hoping that adding another point guard on the roster will make Dunn a better player.