JULY 16: The Bulls have officially signed Craig, the team announced today (via Twitter).
A six-year NBA veteran, Craig is a hard-nosed defensive player often tasked with defending opposing teams’ best players. He’s coming off a solid season with the Suns, averaging 7.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.5 APG and 0.8 BPG in 79 games, including 60 starts (24.7 MPG). All of those figures represented career highs.
Craig, who also shot a career-best 39.5% from deep in 2022/23, just completed a two-year, $10MM contract. It will be interesting to see what he signed for, as Wojnarowski did not initially report a salary figure.
Craig went undrafted in 2014 after four college seasons at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He spent his first three pro seasons playing in Australia before returning stateside in ’17/18, making his NBA debut as rookie for the Nuggets.
The 32-year-old has also had stints with Milwaukee and Indiana, in addition to Phoenix and Denver. Craig was No. 41 on our list of 2023’s top 50 free agents.