Chicago, IL - The Chicago Bulls are looking to bring in as much talent to their roster as they can this offseason, and one name that has popped up in recent reports is Devin Harris. Harris just finished up a very solid 2013 campaign with the Dallas Mavericks, and will hit free agency this offseason. Dallas has been very vocal with their desire to bring him back, but the Bulls probably could jump into the picture at the right price.
Bulls CSN reporter Aggrey Sam is reporting the Bulls have interest in free agent PG Devin Harris, formerly of Mavs. Might replace DJ, Kirk.
— Adam Jun (@ajbulls) May 14, 2014
This is certainly interesting news coming out of Chicago, and would make a lot of sense for both sides. The Bulls are a couple pieces and a healthy Derrick Rose away from competing for a championship, and Harris would simply be a more reliable fit than either D.J. Augustin or Kirk Hinrich. It is unclear exactly what type of contract it would take to sign Harris, but it wouldn’t be too rich of a deal.
Harris played in just 40 games last season with the Mavericks, but dealt with some injury issues that kept him out of a good chunk of games to start the year. He came on strong down the stretch of the regular season and into the playoffs, and showed just how productive he can be. In those 40 games, he averaged 7.9 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game.
Overall, this would be a very solid pickup for any team out there this offseason. Harris is a true point guard, but can also score the basketball when he’s asked to. The Bulls are trying to build as much talent as they can around Rose, and Harris would be the type of guard that could give Rose a night off here and there to keep him rested and healthy. Don’t be surprised to hear a lot more about this potential signing as the offseason continues to draw closer.
Evan Massey is a Staff Writer for Hoops-Nation.com. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.