Chicago Bulls: 5 Moves to restore faith in front office

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Kris Dunn has to go

The Bulls had hopes Kris Dunn would turn out to be a steal when they acquired him two years ago. He was much better in 2017 than in 2018. In order to turn this team around, they need consistent point guard play. Dunn is not the answer and the Bulls need to change things up now.

The team has a few options. The best move would be to find a way to trade for Mike Conley. Rumors are flying around that the Grizzlies might be interested in moving on from Conley now that they have the second pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Although Conley will be 32 this season, he would make for a great stop-gap for the Bulls until they find their point guard of the future.

Conley is averaging nearly 15 points per game for his career and last season he was scoring 21 per game. If the Bulls could find a way to pull this off, even trading away their number seven overall pick, they would instantly be a playoff contender again.

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Conley would mean their free agency additions will be limited to scraps, but he’s better than any free agent point guard they could acquire. Fans would appreciate the front office being aggressive since they have little to no chance at landing a top free agent point guard.

Outside of a Conley trade, the Bulls should throw money at Malcolm Brogdon. Brogdon is a restricted free agent and the Bulls should make another team or the Milwaukee Bucks have to match. Brogdon has proven to be able to play both guard positions and has averaged more than 12 points per game over his career. At 26 years old, Brogdon could hold down the point guard position for a few seasons.

Patrick Beverley would be the next best option. He is a free agent who should not cost too much in the grand scheme of things. Defensively, Beverley could save this franchise. He is one of the best defensive point guards in the NBA. He is not awful from an offensive standpoint either. Beverley is from Chicago too and could be willing to take a discount to return home. Like Conley, he’d be a stop-gap.

Other free agent point guards the Bulls could look at would be Terry Rozier, Ricky Rubio or Elfrid Payton.