Chicago Bulls Sign Forward Alize Johnson to Two-Year Deal

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the 25-year-old power forward has signed a two-year $3.6 million deal with Arturas Karnisovas and Co.   In desperate need of depth at power forward after missing out on both Paul Millsap and LaMarcus Aldridge, Johnson entered the picture as a possibility when the Nets waived him late last week.   On a Monday where the Bulls also reportedly added both Stanley Johnson and Matt Thomas, Alize Johnson is easily the most intriguing signing. He might have the fewest professional matches under his belt, but he does provide better size and physicality for this team to slot into their frontcourt.   Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets.   League over the past three campaigns, Johnson has averaged 18.8 points with 13.4 rebounds and a 52.3 percent field goal percentage. He has solid touch around the rim and seems to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time.   Make no mistake, it’s not as if we should expect Johnson to be any kind of reliable offensive weapon, but he has shown the flashes one would like to see from a potential “will-not-shoot-you-in-the-foot” role player.   The loss of Thaddeus Young and Lauri Markkanen this offseason created a need for frontcourt depth and a chance for Johnson to crack the Bulls’ rotation.   The guy invites contact and he plays hard (a solid vertical doesn’t hurt either). Head coach Billy Donovan has not only shown an affinity for those types of players in the past (Lu Dort, Darius Bazley, Andre Roberson), but it is a skillset this team desperately needed in the frontcourt off the bench. Johnson can now be called upon to help protect the rim along with backup center Tony Bradley.   Johnson played two years at Missouri State before being picked in the second round of the 2018 NBA draft by the Pacers. Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site.
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