Chicago Bulls: 3 players whose future with the team is doomed

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Chicago Bulls, Ryan Arcidiacono
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2. Ryan Arcidiacono

This is not a slight at Ryan Arcidiacono. This is simply about the Bulls potentially having far too many point guards on the roster. Arcidiacono’s salary for the coming season is just $3 million, so seeing the team cut him before the 2020-2021 campaign isn’t out of the conversation.

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But, the option for the Bulls to bring him back after this season? You can kiss that goodbye. This new front office will want to build their team up with hand-picked guys. Arcidiacono has been an OK reserve for a few years, but he’s definitely one of the more replaceable players on this team.

Looking at the future of the position, the Bulls obviously have to like Coby White. Along with White, Chicago still has Tomas Satoransky under contract for two more years at $10 million per season, so the only way they wouldn’t be on the hook for that contract is if they traded him.

Chicago also has the option to bring back Kris Dunn via his qualifying offer this offseason. While the thought of having all three of them on the roster isn’t thrilling, it’s certainly plausible that Donovan likes the defensive potential of Dunn and can get more out of him than previous coaches.

Let’s say the Bulls bring Dunn back and now they have three point guards who will demand time. Arcidiacono is the fourth guy in line, and the team also has a decision to make on Shaquille Harrison. That’s five point guards — which is far too many. If it isn’t this season, Arcidiacono is gone by next year, no question.