The Chicago Bulls received some terrible news this past week as point guard Lonzo Ball was diagnosed with a small tear in his meniscus. Now, Ball will be out roughly 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery.
Prior to his injury, Ball was having the best year of his career. All around, Ball was playing the best he’s ever played. His passing and defense are two reasons why the Bulls have been able to maintain first place in the Eastern Conference for a large part of the season.
But, Ball’s secret sauce has been from beyond the arc, where he’s shooting the lights out. Suddenly, he’s become one of the best three-point shooters in the league, averaging better than 42 percent.
Now, the Bulls may need to look for some depth at the point guard position.
Without Lonzo Ball for the next month or so, the Chicago Bulls should look at current free agent point guards.
In the meantime, it will be the Ayo Dosunmu show. Coby White is playing both guard spots for the Bulls off the bench, but currently playing a lot more with Zach LaVine also hurt.
But, behind those two, the Bulls don’t have much. It’s Matt Thomas or bust. DeMar DeRozan also does a lot of the ball handling, too, but the Bulls don’t have any other true point guards on this roster.
Chicago cut ties with Devon Dotson earlier this season, too, so their depth is fairly depleted. Luckily, there are some decent options in free agency.
Now, any of the current free agents available to the Bulls would come in as third options. They would provide depth, and that’s it. Dosunmu and White would still get the majority of minutes, but the following three veterans could give Chicago some backup if needed.