Chicago Bulls: 5 free agents to compete with Kris Dunn

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Chicago Bulls, Patrick Beverley
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Patrick Beverley — Unrestricted

Obviously, the most talked about free agent point guard in Chicago has been Patrick Beverley. As a native of Illinois, you have to believe Beverley would love to come home. Actually, his twitter account should tell you all you need to know this offseason — he’s hinted for a couple of months now.

It makes a lot of sense, if the Bulls can get him on something like a 2-year deal. Beverley comes in and starts right away while allowing White to have plenty of minutes.

Understand this: If Beverley comes to Chicago, he won’t be competing with Dunn. Beverley would be the starter, point-blank period. White would start his career coming off the bench, which would be fine if it wasn’t for too long.

Beverley is the perfect player for a coach like Boylen. All you have to do is take a look at the above picture to remember what kind of intensity he brought to the playoffs. Beverley was constantly in the head of Durant (although the latter prevailed more often than not).

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He is a scrappy, physical and bull-headed defender. Beverley is exactly what Boylen looks for, attitude-wise. Should he decide to come to Chicago, the point guard position will have been solidified, no question.