Chicago Bulls: Early look at free agent point guards

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Middle Tier

Goran Dragic — Player Option

Ah, yes. The infamous Goran Dragic. Most Bulls fans may still believe he’s more well-known for being posterized on this dunk than anything else in his career, but the fact is, he is still one of the solid point guards in basketball today. Last year was a down season due to it being cut short by injury, but he’s had multiple seasons in which he averaged over 20 points or five assists.

Derrick Rose — Unrestricted

Do I really need to say much, here? Derrick Rose would welcome a return to his hometown, as we have all heard by now. But, do the Bulls want him? I’d say Rose would be a strong signing, provided he’s healthy (fingers crossed). He would certainly be an upgrade over Dunn and could end up mentoring a kid like Ja Morant, should he fall into the Bulls’ lap.

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Ricky Rubio — Unrestricted

Right now, the Bulls have a trio of scorers in their starting five. All they need is someone who can effectively get them the ball, and score if needed at times. Ricky Rubio isn’t the best scorer at his position, but he still has one of the better IQs in the game and would be a significant improvement at facilitating the offense.

Malcolm Brogdon — Restricted

Wouldn’t that be something — the Bulls extending an offer to a rival’s up-and-coming point guard. Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon took another big step this year, and though he isn’t talked about as much as some other guys, at 26 years old he possesses the youth and upside the Bulls are looking for. Brogdon averaged over 15 points on 50 percent shooting last year — Dunn can’t do that.