Chicago Bulls: An early look at 2019 NBA free agency

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Free agents Bulls fans might dream of

Between money being an issue for some of these guys and the mere fact that Chicago is simply not a premier free agent destination, the Bulls will be unlikely to land any of the following players. But, because every fan has the right to dream, let’s go through them real quick.

Point Guard Kemba Walker – Unrestricted

He’s been with the same franchise his entire life, yet he may be open to signing elsewhere. Nothing has been set in stone, and Kemba Walker is absolutely the best player this team has seen in the past couple of decades.

Point Guard D’Angelo Russell – Restricted

At one point, the Los Angeles Lakers gave up on Russell. Sure, he may have needed to mature a bit. But, with the Brooklyn Nets, Russell has finally broken out and has become one of the young, rising stars of the league and a huge reason why they’re in the playoffs in 2019. He’ll be looking for big money.

Forward Tobias Harris – Unrestricted

After the Philadelphia 76ers traded for Harris, many believed they had the best starting five in the East, assuming everyone is healthy. Harris does it all at the forward position. Offensively, he can score in a variety of ways and defensively, he’s a hustler. Harris is one of the most overlooked and underrated guys in all of basketball and should land a hefty contract.

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Guard Klay Thompson – Unrestricted

Speaking of hefty contract, will the Golden State Warriors be able to keep Thompson? If Kevin Durant leaves, they should be able to make it happen. Otherwise, Thompson is going to be looking at one of the richest pay days in the NBA, elsewhere.

Point Guard Kyrie Irving – Player Option

Typically showing up in a bigger way come playoff time, Kyrie Irving has stayed a bit more under the radar this year. The Boston Celtics have been tougher to figure out at times, but when Irving is at his best, he’s a top-5 point guard in the NBA.