Chicago Bulls: Building the blueprint to the perfect offseason

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Chicago Bulls, Patrick Beverley
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1. Sign free agent point guard Patrick Beverley

While the max contract free agents will get all the attention this summer, the Bulls should have their sights set on a pretty big free agent of their own.

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That free agent is Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley.

Beverley, a Chicago native, is set to hit free agency this summer after a productive season in Los Angeles. Beverley is widely considered one of, if not the absolute best defensive point guard in all of basketball, and would bring everything to the table that the Bulls desire.

Beverley’s defensive prowess, his hustle and grit, his solid offensive production, and status as a leader in the locker room would make him the ideal top target for the Bulls this summer. Beverley has expressed his interest in wanting to return home to Chicago to play for the Bulls and the Bulls have the money to make it happen.

Additionally, the Bulls have a gaping hole at the point guard position, and signing Beverley would fill that hole and complete the Bulls starting five. A starting five headlined by Beverley and four young players would bring the Bulls a perfect balanced between experienced veteran leadership and high-ceiling youth production.

Like a not-so-similar free agent last summer that the Bulls ended up landing, Beverley and the Bulls are a match made in heaven. Not only is Beverley from Chicago, but he wants to return home, and fills the many needs that the Bulls have at the point guard and ball-handling position.

Signing Beverley within the first 48 hours of the free agency period would be a huge momentum boost for the remainder of the offseason. The Bulls could then use Beverley as a recruiting piece, as well as fill in the remaining holes around Beverley, considering that their biggest hole would then be filled.