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Report: Former Toronto Raptors forward Stanley Johnson to sign with Chicago Bulls

Stanley Johnson's two-year run with the Toronto Raptors has come to an end.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bulls.

Over the last two seasons, Johnson appeared in 86 games with the Raptors. He started in 13 games during the 2020-21 season, working as a defensive specialist for head coach Nick Nurse.

In the final week of the season, Johnson had the best game of his six-year career, going off for 35 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals while shooting 12-for-22 from the field and 6-for-13 from 3-point range. The opponent? The team that just signed him - the Bulls.

Johnson was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, coming out of the University of Arizona as a highly-touted prospect. He'll join a new-look Chicago team that has added other key players such as Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso and Derrick Jones Jr. as it tries to build a playoff team for the first time since 2017.

Johnson will give the Bulls more depth in their frontcourt, playing behind DeRozan and second-year forward Patrick Williams as a backup small forward or power forward.

Over his six-year career, Johnson has averaged 6.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.9 steals per game.

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