Chicago Bulls Rumors: The Best Point Guards Remaining on the Market

Paul Grossinger@@pgrossingerAnalyst IIJuly 12, 2012

Chicago Bulls Rumors: The Best Point Guards Remaining on the Market

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    The Chicago Bulls will be in the market for another free agent point guard, so who are the best remaining free agents still available on the market?

    The Bulls signed Kirk Hinrich, a long-time fan favorite, this week.  But with C.J. Watson as good as gone and John Lucas' status still up in the air, the Bulls still need another backup, veteran ball-handler in the backcourt.

    Here is a list of free agent point guards who may be on the Bulls' radar.

C.J. Watson

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    The current rumor, according to the Chicago Sun Times, is that the Bulls will let C.J. Watson go in free agency and move in another direction.

    Watson, who was Rose's top reserve last season, is a capable backup who knocks down three pointers, but he does not have the passing ability or basketball acumen to start for a contending team.  Chicago seems to like him but not for a high price on a multi-year deal. 

D.J. Augustin

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    The former Charlotte Bobcat is a restricted free agent who does not have a place on a team that drafted Kemba Walker in 2011 to be their floor leader of the future.

    Augustin is an ultra-fast scoring guard with underrated passing ability who is best suited to a reserve role on a contender.  Chicago would be a perfect fit for his talents if the Bulls can sign him to a compelling offer sheet or acquire him from Charlotte in a sign and trade agreement.  

Derek Fisher

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    Fisher and his five NBA Championship rings are a great addition to any championship roster.  He also adds value as a passer and floor spacer who will knock down big shots in crunch-time.

    The Bulls reached out to Fisher and would love to add him as their main backup at the point and as a major asset in the locker room.  

John Lucas

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    Lucas, the Bulls' own free agent, had a strong season as Chicago's third point guard on the depth chart. He is a good bench spark plug who is feisty, knocks down shots and passes surprisingly well, but he is far too short and error prone to start.

    Chicago likes Lucas and will consider bringing him back, but only at the right price.