Report: Derrick Jones Jr. to return to Bulls on a 2-year deal


(670 The Score) Star guard Zach LaVine wasn't the only Bulls free agent to return to the organization Friday.

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Forward Derrick Jones Jr. has agreed to a two-year, $6.6-million deal to return to Chicago, Shams Charania of the Athletic reported. The deal includes a player option for the second season, according to the report. Jones will help provide forward depth after Danilo Gallinari, a target of the Bulls, chose to join Boston instead of Chicago earlier in the day.

Jones, 25, averaged 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 17.6 minutes across 51 games, including eight starts, for Chicago last season.

The returns of LaVine and Jones on Friday give the Bulls to 14 standard contracts, leaving one traditional roster spot open as free agency continues. Chicago reached a two-year deal with veteran center Andre Drummond on Thursday night.

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