Chicago Bulls: 5 free agents to pursue from NBA Playoffs

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Playoff free agents for the Chicago Bulls to pursue: PG Reggie Jackson

One of the biggest reasons the Los Angeles Clippers are in the Western Conference Finals is due to the switch they made at point guard. Plugging in Reggie Jackson as their starter has made all the difference in the world, and has come up especially big recently with the absence of Kawhi Leonard.

The Bears need a true point guard and would get a savvy veteran in Jackson. This past year, Jackson signed a 1-year deal with the Clippers for just over $2 million. Looking back now, he appears to be one of the biggest values in all of basketball right now.

In the postseason, Jackson is averaging 17.1 points on 50 percent shooting from the field and over 42 percent from three. Jackson is also putting up 3.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game, but he’s been mostly a scorer in the playoffs as the Clippers have looked for guys to step up in that area.

Over the years, Jackson has had a lot of playoff experience, too, which is a great asset to have at the point guard position. The Bulls could use another veteran like Jackson to work with someone like Thaddeus Young and help lead this locker room.

If the Bulls were to go after Jackson, their starting five could look very formidable. Jackson and LaVine would be a fun back court and could work well with Nikola Vucevic off pick-and-rolls. Jackson would be a fantastic signing for the Bulls and a sign that they are definitely heading in a positive direction.