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Cameron Bairstow and Chicago Bulls Agree to Deal

July 21st, 2014 at 12:10 PM
By Christopher Terzic

 

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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2 Responses to “Cameron Bairstow and Chicago Bulls Agree to Deal”

  1.  Marco Ortiz says:

    Bairstow was one of the best forwards in college basketball last year. Cam may not start of the Bulls but he will always give quality minutes.

    During Cam’ s senior year, in 34 games, he averaged 20.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game, scoring 20 points or more in 21 games.

    Cam’s the sort of guy who will have earned decent chunk of playing time by season’s end.

    •  Christopher Terzic says:

      I was pleased with what I saw out of Bairstow in Summer League, and he had an impressive college career, but it would surpise me if he broke into the rotation this season just based on the fact three guys that play his position are ahead of him on the depth chart.

      One of those guys was the 6th man of the year last year and the other two were brought in as free agents signings. I think Bairstow does have a great opportunity in front of him to learn from the likes of Gasol and also Noah, though.

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