The Chicago Bulls enter the offseason with as many question marks, if not more, than the Knicks. After firing coach Jim Boylen, the new front office must find a new bench boss to lead a young team in transition. Chicago’s most important decision, beyond who drives them on the sidelines, is whether to extend Zach LaVine, or perhaps better described, whether they can get LaVine to sign a new contract.
Otto Porter Jr. would be the most intriguing free agent on the Bulls roster, but it seems unlikely that he will give up his option as a player worth over $ 28 million next season.
Chicago doesn’t have unlimited free agents hitting the market in the off-season, instead, they have a limited free agent list to Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine, Adam Mokoka, Shaquille Harrison, and Max Strus.
Point guard Kris Dunn would be an interesting player to target from that group. However, you should consider the cost of adding a player who has a very similar profile to Frank Ntilikina, such as an elite defender who requires an offensive presence alongside him to make up for his lack of scoring.
Shaquille Harrison is a fun young player who would do well in a Tom Thibodeau system. If the new Chicago front office is looking to free some players to put their stamp on the roster, perhaps Harrison can be bought for a reasonable price.