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With only two home preseason games left, the Chicago Bulls have made some new additions.
In a recent announcement, the team revealed that they have signed Derrick Favors and Kahlil Whitney to training camp contracts.
The addition of Favors brings intrigue to the team. Standing at 6 feet 10 inches tall, he was a former No. 3 overall pick and although he didn’t play much last season, he spent 10 out of his 12 NBA seasons with the Utah Jazz. During his time with the Jazz, he maintained impressive averages of 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. Favors most recently played for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2021-22 season, where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 39 games.
On the other hand, Whitney is a 6-foot-6-inch forward who went undrafted after playing college basketball at Kentucky. He spent the previous season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the G League.
Currently, the Bulls have two non-guaranteed contracts with guard Carlik Jones and forward Terry Taylor. While Favors may not be a sure bet to make the team, his size could prove beneficial for a roster that is guard-heavy. Taylor, on the other hand, is a younger player at 24 years old but is an undersized forward.
The Bulls will conclude their preseason with home games against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.
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