Chicago Bulls: An early look at 2019 NBA free agency

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Free agents Bulls may have outside chance at

These guys are a bit more within the Bulls’ range, assuming they nail the NBA Draft and become a little more likable in terms of a landing spot for potential free agents. A few of these players would immediately solve the Bulls’ point guard problem, that’s for sure.

Point guard Malcolm Brogdon – Restricted

Brogdon enjoyed a career year this past season, especially in scoring. He shot the ball at over a 50 percent clip overall, including 42.6 percent from deep. Brogdon averaged a career-high 15.6 points per game as well.

Point guard Terry Rozier – Unrestricted

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Rozier was rumored to have wanted a trade at one point, but this summer he’ll get the chance to earn his first real pay day in the NBA as an unrestricted free agent. Rozier would be an incremental upgrade over Kris Dunn, simply because he’s a more versatile scorer.

Forward Thaddeus Young – Unrestricted

The veteran forward would bring a strong presence to the Bulls’ bench as someone who plays good defense and is a solid rebounder. Young is also somebody who jumps out of the gym and loves to finish on the break.

Point guard Ricky Rubio – Unrestricted

He’s been around for a while, and his game has become much more polished. Rubio is who he is, and that is a facilitator first and foremost. Rubio is one of the few point guards who can get away without being a prolific scorer, simply because he is still incredible at getting his teammates the ball in the right spots.

Guard/Forward Terrence Ross – Unrestricted

Another guy who can out-jump just about anybody, Ross has actually improved over the years as a scorer and enjoyed a career-best 15.1 points per game this season. He’d be a strong candidate for the best sixth man the Bulls have had since Taj Gibson if he decided to sign.

Point Guard Jeff Teague – Player Option

Depending on the direction the Minnesota Timberwolves go at the point guard position, Jeff Teague may decide to test free agency once again. Teague is a happy medium between scoring and running the offense effectively. He’s still a pesky defender and an above-average offensive presence.