With the recent acquisition of Otto Porter Jr, the Bulls are set at the 3, 4, and 5 according to John Paxson. As a firm believer in Zach LaVine and his work ethic, I believe he should’ve been included in John’s lock.
Nevertheless, the Point Guard position is open as Kris Dunn continues to disappoint. Fans should expect the Front Office to tend to this spot specifically during the upcoming summer.
Lonzo Ball (PG)
18-19’ stats: 9.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.5 spg
In spite of being a very underrated player who is overrated by his father, Lonzo is the prototypical point guard in the NBA. He has elite playmaking skills with above average defense that makes him in a way, a two-way player. Even though he has been a below-average shooter in his small career, Lonzo still finds a way to make an impact on the court whether it’s by assists, rebounding, or even stealing. And at 21-years-old, there is still a lot of years left for improvement.
Nikola Mirotic (PF)
18-19’ stats: 16.7 ppg, 8.3 ppg, 36.8 3p%
How satisfying would it be to re-sign a player that the Bulls had traded away for a first round pick? Now that Bobby Portis has been dealt, Nikola has no one to fear in the Bulls locker room! His spark off the bench would replace Bobby and might be even superior! It would be very interesting to see Nikola play a full season with the Bulls considering the fact that they went on a SEVEN game win streak together last season!
18-19’ stats: 4.8 ppg, 1 spg, 1.4 bpg, 57.6 fg%
With a need for defense and a second-string center, Bulls should look to sign Nerlens Noel this off-season. A journey-man with some untapped potential, Nerlens would be a strong acquisition to Bulls coming off the bench. As a lob target and defensive specialist, Nerlens would be the ideal backup center for the team, years to come.