Reports: Torrey Craig opts for Chicago Bulls on 2-year deal
Jul 3, 2023, 11:48 AM | Updated: 7:49 pm
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Torrey Craig is not returning to the Valley. The former Phoenix Suns forward is joining the Chicago Bulls on a two-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
In 79 games last season (60 starts), the 32-year-old Craig averaged 7.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 24.7 minutes per contest.
Free agent F Torrey Craig has agreed on a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls, sources tell ESPN. Deal includes a player option. Craig averaged 7.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 24 minutes for Suns last season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2023
He earned $5.1 million in 2022-23 and is coming off a two-year deal worth $10 million, per Spotrac.
The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 12.4 points per game against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs last season but saw a dramatic reduction in points in Round 2 as his minutes dropped from 25.5 per contest versus L.A. to 9.3 against the Denver Nuggets.
Craig, a journeyman forward who began his professional career in Australia’s National Basketball League following his college days at USC Upstate, got his NBA start with Denver in 2017-18.
He first joined the Suns in 2020-21. He returned to the franchise in 2022 via a trade with the Indiana Pacers that saw Jalen Smith and a 2022 second-round pick head to Indiana.