The Chicago Bulls need an upgrade at point guard to play next to All-Star Zach LaVine. Matt Moore of The Action Network reports the Bulls are planning on being a big spender at the position this offseason, with four names tied to the franchise.
Those four names are Kyle Lowry, Dennis Schroder, Lonzo Ball and Spencer Dinwiddie.
Moore calls Lowry “the toughest get” out of these players. The veteran point guard will have a number of suitors, including the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans. We also can’t count out a return to Toronto.
Schroder wants a big payday after an uneven season with the Los Angeles Lakers. While the guard likely won’t get the actual contract he wants, he did have his best season playing for Bulls coach Billy Donovan while the two were together in Oklahoma City.
Ball has been tied to the Bulls going back to before the trade deadline. There were conversations about a trade then, but nothing came to fruition. Now there are rumors that the Pelicans don’t plan on matching a big offer sheet for the young guard, so Chicago could swoop in and steal him.
Dinwiddie is coming off a partially torn ACL and is also looking for a big payday. He actually was briefly on the Bulls earlier in his career, only to be discarded.
Any of these options would be upgrades. Coby White could miss the start of the season after shoulder surgery, while Tomas Satoransky is better as a bench guard and could be on the move. The Bulls have some flexibility with how they can approach free agency, so we’ll see if they wind up being big spenders. Chicago hasn’t made the playoffs since trading Jimmy Butler and is looking to make a leap in the standings.