The Chicago Bulls made a move at the deadline to acquire All-Star Nikola Vucevic to pair with Zach LaVine. It is clear that the Chicago Bulls want to build a contending roster around Zach LaVine, who was is an amazing scorer who got a first-time All-Star this season.
It seems as though one of their priorities will be a "playmaking point guard". Matt Moore of Action Network has recently reported that there are multiple guards that the Bulls are looking at to pair with Zach LaVine.
The Bulls are expected to be big spenders in the free-agency market, particularly at guard.
They have $24 million in non-guaranteed salary between Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky, a $3 million team option on Ryan Arcidiacono, and much of the roster are restricted free agents.
Four names are tied to Chicago: Kyle Lowry, Dennis Schröder, Lonzo Ball, and Spencer Dinwiddie. Chicago wants a playmaking point guard next to Zach LaVine. The Bulls had extensive talks with New Orleans about a Ball trade at the deadline but weren’t able to reach a deal.
There is no doubt that a point guard could help take the playmaking duties off Zach LaVine's shoulders, and allow him to focus solely on scoring. All of these guards are also solid perimeter defenders, which is definitely something that the Chicago Bulls lack. Hopefully, the Chicago Bulls are able to find a player that is the right fit for them, and we could potentially see them back in the playoffs once again.