Chicago Bulls Rumors: Free agent point guards on their radar

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Cory Joseph — Unrestricted

Also having been in the league since the 2011 season, Cory Joseph started his career in a familiar place to that of Bulls head coach Jim Boylen. Joseph began his pro career back with the San Antonio Spurs, of course under Gregg Popovich. Boylen comes from the Popovich tree, so there’s that small connection between the two.

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Joseph spent the last two seasons with the Indiana Pacers as a backup, and averaged about 3.5 assists per game between those two years. He also contributed over three boards and a steal per game in those contests.

He isn’t going to be the offensive juggernaut off the bench for any team, but Joseph does a lot of smaller things right. In fact, he doesn’t shoot the ball too well at all, to be honest.

He does, however, play great defense — and that’s something Boylen is looking for, naturally. Joseph started his career under the tutelage of someone who demanded tough, gritty play from all of his players. Popovich instills smart, physical basketball into all of his guys, and Joseph is no exception.

Joseph and Smith are the two point guards who constantly come up on the Bulls’ radar, per that aforementioned report.