Chicago Bulls: Early look at free agent point guards

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Chicago Bulls, Kris Dunn
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The Chicago Bulls would benefit from adding talent at the point guard position this summer.

Going into the summer months, the Chicago Bulls will mainly be focused on working with the core they have set in place. Over the last couple of years, the front office has become a tougher group to try and stick with as fans, but the youth on board right now should be fun to watch blossom in the future.

Of course, the Bulls will be adding another top-tier talent in the 2019 NBA Draft, which is yet another young player to add to the mix.

For now, the Bulls are coming off a season in which injuries were a big part, throughout. If they can get everyone healthy going into next season, the Bulls may be able to make some noise and push for a playoff spot.

A healthy Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. added to Zach LaVine and Otto Porter should at least make for some entertaining basketball. Beyond those four, it’s all about building depth.

Oh, and the point guard position.

Fans are smart enough to know the weak link within the starting five. Whether it’s Kris Dunn or one of the several guys who have taken the job due to injuries, none of them look like the long-term answer.

The trade for Dunn and LaVine netted Markkanen as well, from the pick the Bulls received from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and thankfully two of the three have panned out. But, for the Bulls to move forward as a franchise, they have to find a long-term solution at point guard. Dunn isn’t it, and neither are the guys behind him on the depth chart.

As free agency approaches this summer, most of us know the Bulls are a long shot to land a notable name. But, for the sake of breaking down the position, let’s start with the upper tier of free agent point guards and work our way down.