Bulls’ summer priority? Adding a true point guard

Point guard Kris Dunn has struggled with injuries and inconsistency since coming to the Bulls.

The Chicago Bulls have made adding a point guard an offseason priority, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Per Cowley, the Bulls don’t seem entirely sold on Kris Dunn, who has struggled with injuries and inconsistencies. The Bulls don’t really have a proven, starting caliber point guard on the roster.

“The difference maybe is that I don’t think he’s been as consistent this year in his play,’’ Bulls coach Jim Boylen said of Dunn, via Cowley. “I think you’ve got to understand time, score and possession, which he’s trying to do. When we need a bucket, when we’ve got to get something done, when it’s time. We can’t go down the floor four, five times in a row and not get a bucket without getting something solid. I can’t call timeout every time and get us reorganized. He’s got to do that. He knows that.’’

They might have interest in Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison, Cowley wrote. Collison is a free agent at the end of the season.

Murray State point guard Ja Morant is also expected to be a top-five draft pick — and the Bulls are expected to be drafting in the top five.

It appears the front office team of John Paxson and Gar Forman will still be in place heading into the draft and free agency despite the Bulls’ struggles. They are 14-44 at the All-Star break and in next-to-last place in the Central Division and Eastern Conference.

Dunn, 24, was drafted with the No. 5 overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2016. He was acquired in the Jimmy Butler trade and is averaging 11.7 points and 6.5 assists this season.

2 Comments on "Bulls’ summer priority? Adding a true point guard"

  1. Edwin Gonzalez | February 14, 2019 at 8:18 pm |

    Starting 5, should be:
    Laurie
    Carter
    Hutchenson ( S/guard )
    Porter
    Zack L. ( point )

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