Chicago Bulls Rumors: Free agent point guards on their radar

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Ryan Arcidiacono — Restricted

Lastly, the Bulls have indeed extended a qualifying offer to former Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono. He has spent the last two seasons with the Bulls as primarily a backup, but last year ended up starting 32 games for the team.

Arcidiacono is one of those guys you like to root for. He’s worked his butt off and comes from a winning collegiate program, and has found a role in the NBA. He has worked hard on his three-point shot, as noted by his efficiency soaring up to 37 percent last season (compared to 29 percent the year prior).

In 24 minutes per game last season, Arcidiacono averaged over three assists per game and shot well from the free throw line (87 percent). He figures to be a decent (and cheap) backup for the Bulls, but they could certainly upgrade.

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Depending on whether or not another team offers him a deal, Arcidiacono may not end up in Chicago next year — and that’s O.K. From everything we’ve seen throughout the offseason, the Bulls will likely find another player to come in and compete with Dunn for the backup role.