The Bulls are shaking things up this season.
Just not to Jordan Crawford levels.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guards Jordan Crawford and Marcus Simmons.
Crawford was the most accomplished of the four Bulls without fully guaranteed salaries – Crawford, Simmons Cameron Bairstow and Cristiano Felicio – vying for roster spots behind 13 players with guaranteed salaries. But that has also cemented Crawford’s reputation.
Crawford is an exciting, though inefficient, gunner. It would’ve been fun to see him on the court this season. Chicago is probably better off without him, especially if Fred Hoiberg can create more organic scoring opportunities based on ball and player movement.
This leaves the Bulls with the regular-season limit of 15 players, including Bairstow and Felicio. I think Bairstow, whose salary is $425,000 guaranteed, sticks. Felicio is a tougher call – especially because Chicago is in line to pay the luxury tax.