Chicago Bulls: 5 free agents whom fit Jim Boylen’s style

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Chicago Bulls, Patrick Beverley
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Point Guard Patrick Beverley — Unrestricted

The one free agent who screams Boylen’s style has to be Patrick Beverley. Look at how the Bulls fared this season in overall scoring. They were near the bottom in overall offensive rating and three-point percentage. Yet, they were 3rd overall in points in the paint. So, Boylen doesn’t really care much about scoring in today’s NBA. Beverley is perfect.

He isn’t a great scorer (which, ironically enough, you need at the point guard position nowadays), but Beverley is one of the toughest, grittiest point guards in the league. He’s going to irritate opponents to no end, trying to get inside their head and affect the game from a totally different angle than most.

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I have to hand it to him, at least he knows his strengths. Beverley is not going to do a lot on the offensive end, and would be a decent backup point guard in all honesty. But, I could see a coach like Boylen pushing for Beverley in free agency — so hard that the Bulls end up overpaying for another starter who can’t score.

Actually, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his three ball. He’s actually a solid scorer from deep. Oddly enough, Beverley shot 39.7 percent from three-point land last year, while shooting 40.7 percent overall from the field. Figure that one out.