DEERFIELD, Ill. – Before accepting the Chicago Bulls’ training camp invitation, Kyrylo Fesenko told RealGM on Monday afternoon that he was sorting through a few other NBA offers. In the end, however, the Bulls’ defensive-minded culture and familiarity was too good to pass up.

“What is [a] better place for me?” Fesenko said during media day. “I’m a defensive-minded center, one of the few in the league, and I really enjoy playing defense.”

“[Carlos] Boozer is here, my ex-teammate, and Ed Pinckney is here, who coached the [Ukrainian] national team a couple years ago. I know a lot of people here, and I’m not going to lie, I really want to win a championship and I think this is the team that can do it.”

The Bulls have yet to let Fesenko know if they will sign him for good at some point, but the 7-foot-1 big man is confident that he will earn his spot on the roster with an impressive camp and preseason.

“I have a strong feeling that if I prove myself worthy, they’re going to keep me,” he said.