Terry Rozier, Patrick Beverley On Bulls’ Radar

The Bulls figure to be in the market for a point guard this summer, and Terry Rozier and Patrick Beverley are two veteran free-agents-to-be who are on their radar, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic.

Mayberry cites Rozier’s “fearless play and hard-nosed defensive effort” as traits that intrigue the Bulls, writing that there are people within the organization who believe that the Celtics point guard “could be exactly who the team needs.”

However, Rozier will be a restricted free agent this offseason and won’t come cheap. As Mayberry points out, he’s also the same age as Kris Dunn, so if the Bulls don’t believe there’s more room for Dunn to improve, it’s worth questioning whether the same is true of Rozier.

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As for Beverley, he’s another tough defender who would be a solid fit under head coach Jim Boylen, and he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer. It doesn’t hurt matters that he’s a Chicago native, per Mayberry, though he notes that it’s unclear whether the Bulls’ front office prefers Rozier or Beverley.

There will be a number of other point guard options available this offseason for the Bulls, who have previously been linked to veterans like Ricky Rubio and Darren Collison. While it remains to be seen which direction Chicago will go, it seems safe to assume that the team will be prioritizing the position as it debates how to use its cap room, which could amount to about $20MM.

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9 thoughts on “Terry Rozier, Patrick Beverley On Bulls’ Radar

  1. cesc

    I’d rather keep with Dunn than get Rozier, can’t see Rozier is that much better as to make a heavy investment.

  2. imindless

    Why dont lakers sign beverly to play off guard? He and lonzo would be nasty and allow bi and lebron to wreck havok

    • jeremy

      Well they have Hart and the pick probably wouldn’t need him at SG. Most of their money would go to a center and another star

    • Drwalzy

      Signing Beverly to play significant minutes along Lonzo is a horrible idea. The Lakers problem is shooting and having Beverly and Lonzo out there together would be abissmal

  3. Jason Lancaster

    They’re going to have to pay Beverly ALL the money to get him. And even then, he’s probably not interested.

    Rozier, on the other hand, is a possibility. So is Brogdon, only there will be lots of interest in him.

    My guess is that Chicago ends up with an older veteran PG who can lead in the locker room like Isiah Thomas, Darren Collison, Jeremy Lin, Cory Joseph, or similar, and then see what they can do to mentor Dunn.

    They could also try and use the 7th pick to trade for White or Murray in San Antonio, but I’d bet San Antonio holds out for more than just the 7th pick…

  4. Chris

    Terry Rozier is a worse version Kris Dunn. This is why the bulls been trash mostly since Jordan left

  5. Dionis

    The Bulls will likely make the playoffs next season. Otto and LaVine is a really good combo, if I were the Bulls I would sign Rubio instead. He can be the veteran leader and won’t take away shots from Lavine, the Bulls have enough shooting between Lauri,Otto,and Lavine.

    • x%sure

      Yes and Boylen apparently doesn’t care for 3ptrs that much anyway. Also the draft may not be of reliable help since Morant & Garland will likely be gone. Rubio to Chicago is a good bet, even if they draft Coby White. Utah is probably moving on from him.

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