Potentially following in the tradition of diminutive scoring point guards like C.J. Watson, John Lucas III, D.J. Augustin and fellow Seattle native Nate Robinson, free agent Aaron Brooks could be next in line to fill the role of the next Bulls' instant-offense scorer off the bench, CSNChicago.com has learned.

Another perimeter player with the ability to create his own shot is an area of need for the Bulls, who are currently projected to have 11 players under contract with the additions of veteran big man Pau Gasol, 2011 first-round draft pick Nikola Mirotic, re-signed floor general Kirk Hinrich and rookies Doug McDermott and Cameron Bairstow. Tuesday, the organization exercised the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer and Thursday the power forward was acquired by the Lakers, who submitted a high bid of $3.25 million, meaning the Bulls are responsible for the nearly $13.3 balance of his $16.8 million 2014-15 salary, the final year of the five-year contract he signed in 2010, though it won't affect the team's salary cap.