Finding a solution at point guard and making savvy additions in free agency will be among the Bulls‘ goals this offseason, writes Bobby Marks of ESPN.com (Insider link) in his preview of the team’s summer.
In Marks’ view, there’s a role for Kris Dunn in Chicago, but he’s probably not the long-term solution at point guard, so the club needs to use its No. 7 overall pick or a chunk of its cap space to address the position. Coby White as a possible option at No. 7, according to Marks, who says that if Chicago doesn’t draft a point guard, the club should set aside about $13-14MM of its cap room to try to get one in free agency.
Here’s more on the Bulls:
- Within his latest mailbag, K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune says he expects the Bulls to spread out their cap room (projected to be about $20-23MM) among multiple players, rather than spending it all on a single free agent. Johnson also discusses the No. 7 pick, potential frontcourt targets, and much more.
- It has been a busy week of pre-draft workouts for the Bulls, who brought in Jared Harper (Auburn), Dino Radoncic (San Pablo Burgos), Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Kyle Guy (Virginia), Aric Holman (Mississippi State), and Tyus Battle (Syracuse) on Wednesday, according to the team.
- The Bulls held two other pre-draft workouts earlier in the week. On Monday, the club auditioned Vic Law (Northwestern), Luke Maye (UNC), Jaylen Nowell (Washington), Lamar Peters (Mississippi State), Jordan Poole (Michigan), and Justin Simon (St. John’s). Tuesday’s workout participants were Ignas Brazdeikis (Michigan), D’Marcus Simonds (Georgia State), Josh Perkins (Gonzaga), Juwan Morgan (Indiana), Matur Maker (Zlatorog Lasko), and Lagerald Vick (Kansas).