With limited cap space and some vacancies in the guard depth department, the Bulls landed Temple on a one-year deal.
The Bulls entered free agency on Friday with needs at the guard spot and very little cap space to work with.
They checked both boxes thanks to veteran two guard Garrett Temple.
The Sun-Times confirmed an ESPN report that Temple signed a one-year, $5 million deal after a solid season in Brooklyn last year. Starting 35 of 62 games for the Nets, the 6-foot-5 Temple averaged a career-best 10.4 points per game, while handing out 2.5 assists and grabbing 3.5 rebounds.
Temple, 34, is expected to give new head coach Billy Donovan some experience behind Zach LaVine with 11 NBA seasons on the resume.
He’s also a 34.7% three-point shooter, and has 30 playoff games under his belt.
The Bulls suddenly thinned out at the guard spot this last week, as executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas & Co. allowed both Kris Dunn and Shaquille Harrison to test the free agent market.
Dunn was more of a point guard, but both have seen minutes off the ball as well. The Bulls did not address the guard spot on draft night, so the expectation was they would do some shopping on the cheap. Temple fits what they needed perfectly.
Source:: Chicago Sun Times