Harrison re-signed Thursday with the Bulls on a one-year contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The Bulls dropped Harrison from their 15-man roster just under two weeks ago, but the team was always eager to re-sign the defensive standout once it had more flexibility. Fortunately for the Bulls, Harrison went unclaimed off waivers, which allowed the team to negotiate with him on a new contract. The 25-year-old is expected to vie for a depth role in 2019-20 after averaging 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 19.6 minutes per game over 73 contests last season.
Harrison was waived by the Bulls on Saturday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. There hasn't been any word of Harrison departing from the summer league team, so he might still be playing. Harrison filled a solid role with the Bulls last season as the squad dealt with a myriad of injuries. However, with the team healthy and adding some depth, his spot on the roster was no longer safe.
Harrison registered 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, two assists and five steals across 27 minutes during the Bulls' 96-76 win over the Lakers in a Las Vegas Summer League game Friday. Harrison got summer league play off to an outstanding start with arguably the most well-rounded line of the night for the Bulls. The third-year pro has averaged over a steal per game in each of his first pair of campaigns, and his defensive prowess was in top form Friday. The Tulsa product may have a difficult time finding a path to meaningful minutes this coming season, however, as Chicago has fortified its overall backcourt depth.
Harrison will play for the Bulls during summer league. Harrison saw solid run with the Bulls last season, starting 11 games and averaging 19.6 minutes per contest. However, his role is likely to be reduced with the Bulls upgrading the roster. As a result, he'll look to demonstrate that he's deserving of a rotational spot.
Harrison finished with 13 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 96-86 loss to New York. Harrison continues his strong finish to the season and has certainly shown enough over the past couple of weeks to be considered for standard leagues moving forward. He is arguably a better option than Kris Dunn (back) but it remains to be seen exactly what his future holds.
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