NOVEMBER 28: The Bulls have officially signed Temple, according to RealGM’s NBA transactions log.
NOVEMBER 20: Free agent Garrett Temple has agreed to a one-year, $5MM deal with the Bulls, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Temple played 62 games with the Nets this past season, choosing to leave Brooklyn after just one campaign on the team.
Temple, 34, will join a Bulls team in need of veteran leadership. Chicago finished with a 22-43 record last season, but the team dealt with several injuries and carries a talented, young roster entering the 2020-21 season.
Temple averaged a career-high 10.3 points per game last year, though he shot just 38% from the field and 33% from downtown. He’s made past stops with Houston, Sacramento, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Washington, Memphis and Los Angeles.
For Chicago, the team still has most of its players from last year under contract for next season. The club opted not to issue a qualifying offer to guard Kris Dunn, however, who started 32 of 51 games last season and remains an unrestricted free agent.