The Bulls made a predraft trade Friday.
It wasn’t of the blockbuster variety.
And as talk quiets of the Bulls parting ways with Jimmy Butler in advance of Thursday’s NBA draft, the Bulls added unproven backcourt depth in exchange for a seldom-used big man.
The Bulls acquired guard Spencer Dinwiddie from the Pistons in exchange for Cameron Bairstow, who likely would’ve been waived this summer. Dinwiddie, like Bairstow a former second-round pick, averaged 4.4 points, 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes and 46 games over the last two seasons.
That included averages of 11 points and 9.5 assists in two career games versus the Bulls, including his only NBA start in a February 2015 victory in Auburn Hills, Mich.
The former University of Colorado product was drafted 38th overall in 2014, the same year the Bulls took Bairstow at No. 49. Dinwiddie, 23, is listed as 6 feet, 6 inches and 200 pounds and has battled ankle issues. His contract is non-guaranteed until a partial guarantee date in November.
The Bulls own the 14th pick in next week’s draft.
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