Point guards the Bulls could target in free agency
Malcolm Brogdon, 26 years old
2018-19 stats: 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds 3.2 assists, .505/.426/.928
He'll almost certainly command the most money of anyone on this list, but he might be worth it. Brogdon is one of the better young two-way guards in the NBA. Brogdon He's efficient, can play either guard position and is a lockdown defender. It's tough to see the Bucks parting ways with him - he's a restricted free agent - but they've also got Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez to consider in free agency. A massive offer sheet could get the job done if the Bulls are serious about upgrading in the backcourt.
Ricky Rubio, 28
2018-19 stats: 12.7 points, 6.1 assists, 1.3 steals
Ricky Rubio's not what he once was, but that doesn't mean he isn't a valuable commodity. He's never been a great shooter but has shot above 40% from the field each of the last three seasons, something he didn't do in any of his first eight. He can still push pace and find open shooters and cutters in halfcourt offenses. In terms of mentors for Coby White, he'd be one of the better options. Donovan Mitchell has spoken plenty about all Rubio did for him his first two seasons in Utah.
Patrick Beverley, 30
2018-19 stats: 7.6 points, 39.7% 3FG, 5.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.9 steals
Beverley is simply a winning basketball player. He's one of the game's best defenders - forget position - and has made 40% of his 3-point attempts over the last four seasons. His best trait might be the veteran leadership and mentorship he'd bring to a young locker room. Beverley won't come cheap - plenty of teams will want him for the postseason - but there isn't a better offseason fit than Beverley in Chicago. He's everything the Bulls are looking for this summer.
Terry Rozier, 25
2018-19 stats: 9.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals
Rozier was a potential breakout guy after a remarkable 2018 postseason but he wound up regressing in just about every area. He's just 25 years old and there's a belief that he's better than he showed last season. He's a tenacious defender and can create his own shot. It feels like the Celtics will keep him around - he's a restricted free agent - if they lose Kyrie Irving, but he wouldn't be a bad option to mix in along with the other young Bulls.
Elfrid Payton, 25
2018-19 stats: 10.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.0 steals
Payton put together an excellent year with the Pelicans, averaging career-bests in both rebounds and assists while also putting together an excellent stretch after the All-Star break (11.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 9.1 assists). He's not all that efficient a shooter (career 30.2% 3-point shooter) and doesn't get to the line much (2.5 attempts for his career) but would give the Bulls a distributor and someone who can push pace.
Cory Joseph, 27
2018-19 stats: 6.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.1 steals
Joseph has been a career reserve behind the likes of Tony Parker, Kyle Lowry and Darren Collison. His efficiency has nosedived since he left San Antonio, and last season he shot just 41.2% from the field and 32.2% from beyond the arc. The good news is he's an outstanding defender. Last year he ranked fourth in Defensive RPM among point guards, behind Chris Paul, George Hill and Lowry. He'd give the Bulls a nice defender and someone who comes from winning organizations - Joseph has made the postseason in all eight of his NBA seasons.
Darren Collison, 31
2018-19 stats: 11.2 points, 46.7% FG, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 40.7% 3FG
It's tough to find a point guard who has been more efficient the last five seasons. In that span, he's averaged 13.2 points on 48% shooting, 5.1 assists and just 1.7 turnovers. In fact, he's been under 2.0 turnovers per game each of the last four seasons despite averaging 29.4 minutes per contest. He's efficient, a veteran who has seen it all and played under Jim Boylen for a season in 2011 with the Pacers (Collison's first of two stints in Indiana).
Derrick Rose, 30
2018-19 stats: 18.0 points, 48.2% FG, 4.3 assists, 1.1 3-pointers
Rose had a resurgent 2018-19 season under Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves but once again struggled to stay healthy, appearing in just 51 games. He also fell off a little bit after Thibodeau was fired and there has to be some concern there that Rose is simply a different player when he's got his old coach with him. Rose would help push pace on the second unit with the Bulls and be a good mentor for Coby White, but it feels unlikely that #TheReturn is happening this summer.