Second-round draft pick 6-foot-9 forward Cameron Bairstow and the Chicago Bulls have agreed on a deal in principle expected to be three-years in length but nothing has been made official or available yet. Having played four seasons at the University of New Mexico, Bairstow played in 134 collegiate games and averaged just over nine points a game and just fewer than five rebounds in his career.
The 250-pound Bairstow looked active and aggressive in five Summer League games for the Bulls, averaging 10.2 points per game and 7.0 rebounds while receiving 26.2 minutes a game. Bairstow shot 53.1 percent from the field and 72.7 percent from the free-throw line as well.
His role is not expected to be much for Chicago in 2014-2015, more than likely Bairstow will be one of the last men off the bench. The Bulls’ frontcourt is stocked with players who’ll receive majority of the minutes, and Bairstow’s best purpose will be to serve as a pest in practice. If his Summer League or college tape is any indication, Bairstow looks like a guy you hate to practice against, but love to have on your team.
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