The Bulls would benefit from using their offseason to determine the team’s long-term answer at point guard, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago writes.
As Johnson notes, Chicago could acquire an established point guard in the November 18 draft or free agency. The team could also attempt to address the position internally, having selected Coby White selected seventh overall in last year’s draft.
The Bulls own the No. 4 pick this year and could consider drafting LaMelo Ball or Killian Hayes if either player is available. Chicago finished with the fifth-worst record in the Eastern Conference this past season (22-43) and failed to qualify for the NBA restart in Orlando.
The team made notable changed to its front office and coaching staff this summer, hiring Arturas Karnisovas as executive VP of basketball operations, Marc Eversley as general manager, and Billy Donovan as head coach.
There’s more from the Eastern Conference today:
- Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel ponders whether the Heat will be able to find the correct complement to Bam Adebayo. Miami started Meyers Leonard alongside Adebayo for the first half of last season, later acquiring Jae Crowder at the trade deadline and choosing to go small entering the Orlando restart. The team could re-sign Crowder in unrestricted free agency or turn its attention to a player like Danilo Gallinari, who held mutual interest with the Heat on a potential trade last February before the sides were unable to agree to financial terms. Gallinari has since hinted that he may prioritize signing with a contending team over financial stability, though it’s unclear what his thinking will be when free agency opens.
- Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer examines how the Hornets could benefit from a December start to the 2020/21 season. The NBA is discussing a number of options for next season, including starting the campaign earlier than originally expected (perhaps around Christmas Day).
- Fred Katz explores a potential Bradley Beal trade, Rui Hachimura‘s defense and more in his latest mailbag for The Athletic. The Wizards are set to run it back with a healthy John Wall next season, but the team must address the free agency of Davis Bertans and who to draft at No. 9 before the campaign rolls around.