Former Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, will be a free agent in this summer’s 2021 free agency class, but the Bulls probably will not make a run at him to fill the position.
There’s no question about it — the Chicago Bulls need a point guard.
Last season, the Bulls tried sophomore Coby White as the team’s true point guard. While White averaged 15.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game, he struggled to protect the ball and guard his matchups.
White coughed the ball up 2.3 times per game this season, leaving his assist-turnover ratio at a well below-average 2.08 value. On top of that, he carried an extremely negative net rating and box plus/minus on the court due to his inefficient play on both sides of the ball, mainly defense.
White did get benched for Tomas Satoransky during the season, who checked off many of the boxes that White could not. For example, Sato was much more efficient with the ball, recording the same amount of assists as White with only 1.7 turnovers per game. Moreover, Sato was an overall much better defender than White due to his size and athleticism.
However, Satoranky cannot score the ball as well as White can, which led to White and Sato exchanging starting positions during the ladder end of the season. Sato was efficient from the field, shooting over 50 percent, but averaged just 7.7 points per game.
Long story short, the Bulls need a point guard.
Yes, Rose would be a public relations gold mine for ticket sales and a trip down memory lane for fans, but it probably will not happen.