Livescore Thursday, April 25

The Chicago Bulls need to make serious changes to their roster this summer. They may be better off resetting the roster and rebuilding, but Arturas Karnisovas wants to retain the current core. He is intent on competing for a playoff spot, which means the Bulls will have to add talent around Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic.

Addressing their needs at the point guard position and adding big man depth are top priorities, but the Bulls also need help at the forward position. Outside of Patrick Williams, Derrick Jones Jr., and DeRozan, they don’t have forwards on the roster. Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report thinks they could go after a 32-year-old veteran.

Buckley suggested that the Bulls target Jae Crowder in free agency this summer, listing him as a “sleeper” target for Chicago.

“They still need a versatile, big wing defender, and the 6’6″, 235-pounder checks that box,” Buckley wrote. “Buoyed by a combination of length, strength, quickness and energy, he can handle most defensive assignments thrown his direction.”

In addition, Buckley thinks Crowder’s history as a solid three-point shooter could help the Bulls.

“They also need reliable shooters, and he typically lands somewhere between average and above,” Buckley wrote. “His career 34.8 three-point percentage is fine, but the fact that he has cleared 38 percent in two of the past three seasons is what could really entice this front office.”

Depending on the price, adding Crowder to the roster could be a huge win for the Bulls as they look to field a competitive group next year.

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