For such a young team like the Chicago Bulls, which features solid players like Zach LaVine, Coby White and Lauri Markkanen, maybe a veteran is all they needed in order to start maximizing their talents.
This is what Garrett Temple will bring to the Bulls squad, as the 34 year-old has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago organization, worth $5M.
Free agent Garrett Temple has agreed to a one-year, $5M deal with Chicago, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
Temple played 62 games with the Nets this past season, the team chose to decline his option for the 2020-21 season. The veteran averaged a career-best 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, making 35 starts.
Chicago, who finished with a 22-43 record last season and was not invited to the season restart in Orlando, could really use Temple in their squad. The fact that he's made past stops with Houston, Sacramento, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Washington, Memphis and Los Angeles could really benefit the team from a team environment and locker room point of vie.
Temple will also be ready to play solid minutes, as he fills the void left by Kris Dunn, since the team opted not to issue a qualifying offer for the guard, making him a free agent.