Chicago Bulls: 3 players that could heavily impact 2021 offseason

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Chicago Bulls, Tomas Satoransky
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Chicago Bulls that could heavily impact the offseason: Tomas Satoransky

The first player that could impact the Bulls’ offseason in a big way is veteran point guard Tomas Satoransky. He is entering the last year of his contract with the Bulls, but if the team decided to cut him, they would save $5 million against the cap. Satoransky’s salary is $10 million for the coming 2021-2022 season, but only half is guaranteed.

If the Bulls were to move on from Satoransky, that only speaks louder the fact that they need a legitimate, starting point guard. Leaving the team with Coby White as really the only point guard on the roster, Chicago would then likely set out to make a big splash in free agency.

A couple of hot targets for the Bulls include Lonzo Ball and Derrick Rose. Should the Bulls pursue a guy like Ball, they would find their concrete facilitator they’ve lacked in a guy like White. Rose, on the other hand, has adapted his offensive game and become a force once again.

Then, there’s someone big like Chris Paul, who would like to return to Phoenix but plans to opt out of his contract in efforts to land more guaranteed money overall. Mike Conley could also be an option, but he’s got a great thing going in Utah as well.

It seems Ball or Rose would be the ideal candidates to pursue if Satoransky was released.