The Chicago Bulls have expressed interest in restricted free-agent shooting guard Nick Young, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Young, 26, is considered to be one of the best pure scorers among the current free-agent class. The Bulls are looking to add scoring options after the team was stymied in the Eastern Conference Finals when league MVP Derrick Rose was shut down by the Miami Heat in a five game series. In three games against the Heat last season, Young averaged 27 points per game.
The former first round pick has played his entire four-year career with the Washington Wizards. In 2010-11 he had a breakout year, averaging 17.4 points in 31 minutes per game. The Denver Nuggets and the New Orleans Hornets are also interested in acquiring Young’s services, however it is believed that the Wizards will likely match any offer. In 2010-11, Keith Bogans and Ronnie Brewer split time at shooting guard for the Bulls. Neither averaged above 6.2 points per game.