Chicago Bulls: 5 free agents to compete with Kris Dunn

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Tyus Jones — Restricted

How funny would it be to bring in a former teammate of Dunn in Tyus Jones. Dunn was one of the main reasons Jones couldn’t carve out a role right away in the league, but when Dunn left and the Wolves’ point guard position became a bit of a mess, Jones found himself on the floor a bit more.

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Last season, Jones averaged a career-high 22.9 minutes per game and even started on 23 occasions. He was quite efficient in those minutes, too, as he averaged nearly five assists per game.

Jones isn’t an offensive juggernaut by any means, but that’s not what the Bulls need. They need a smart player who knows how to facilitate and when to attack. Jones can get to the basket if need be and isn’t afraid to attack the lane. Fortunately, Chicago has the types of shooters that Jones can look for on a drive-and-kick if need be.

Lastly, Jones is a player you can trust. He takes great care of the basketball, and last year only turned it over 0.7 times per contest. On a per-36-minutes basis, that comes out to a career-best 1.1 turnovers. He has consistently improved in that area since coming into the league, and his turnovers have gone lower and lower by that metric. That’s impressive.