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When looking at potential shooting guard acquisitions, there are six players that catch my eye for the Bulls and I feel would help put them over the top. These players are able to contribute both offensively and defensively and would be able to take some of the scoring load off of D Rose. In no particular order:
1) O.J. Mayo was linked to the Bulls at last season's trade deadline and continues to be a name mentioned consistently with regards to the Bulls' shooting guard dilemma. Last season Mayo averaged 11.3 points, 2 assists, and a steal per game in 26.3 minutes and shot a .407 FG% and .364 3PT%. With starters minutes, Mayo could legitimately be a 20 point, 5 assist, 2 steal contributor for the Bulls. Mayo has been acknowledged as having a high basketball IQ and is known for playing tenacious defense.
The main downside are his off-court issues having already been suspended by the league for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy and also having gotten into a fight with one of his teammates last season. There is some risk with Mayo, but a lot of potential reward as well.
To get Mayo, the Bulls would need to present a trade to the Grizzlies and the best fit financially would be to send Korver to the Grizz which would fill their need for a backup SG, we would also likely have to include a draft pick or two to make this happen as the Grizzlies seem to be willing to take their time shopping Mayo.
2) Arron Afflalo is another young SG who could be the player to push them over the edge for a championship next season. Last season Afflalo showed approvement all around, averaging 12.6 points, 2.4 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game while shooting a .498 FG% and a .423 3PT%.
Afflalo is a decent defender and, when healthy, is capable of dropping 20+ points per game within the flow of an offense. Afflalo is a restricted free agent which means the Bulls may be hard pressed to offer him enough money to keep the Nuggets (who are keen on keeping him) from matching the offer.
3) Shannon Brown is a former Bull who would be a much better asset where he brought back for a second stint in Chicago. Brown is probably undervalued as a guard as he has been overshadowed by Kobe Bryant throughout his time in LA. Last season Brown averaged 8.7 points, .8 steals, and 1.9 rebounds per game in just 19.1 minutes and shot a .425 FG% and a.349 3PT%.
Brown is young, athletic, and ready to prove himself. He is an unrestricted free agent and could potentially earn a big paycheck for a bad team, but I would expect him to stay in a large market where he could win a championship and Chicago is probably the best opportunity to do so!
4) Jamal Crawford is another former Bull who has been linked to the Bulls again recently. By far the oldest player on this list, Crawford's main contributions would be on the offensive end. Last season Crawford averaged 14.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game in 30.2 minutes while shooting a .421 FG% and a .341 3PT%.
Crawford won't be a huge upgrade over Korver on defense but his desire to win a championship and his willingness to be either a starter or 6th man makes him a good option. Crawford's age means he probably won't be a long term solution for the Bulls but they could get one or two good runs with him.
5) Courtney Lee was also a prospect for the Bulls at the trade deadline last season but the Bulls ultimately decided that Lee was less valuable to them than Omer Asik or Taj Gibson were at that time. With the loss of Yao Ming, the Bulls could potentially resign Kurt Thomas and trade him for Lee, providing the Rockets with a decent center to plug into their lineup. Lee averaged 8.3 points, 1.2 assists, and 2.6 steals per game last season playing 21.3 minutes while shooting a .439 FG% and a .408 3PT%. Lee is young with a lot of upside, but seems to be just what the Bulls would need at SG.
6) Wesley Matthews is the final player on this list. With Brandon Roy out last season, Matthews filled in and performed more than adequately. Last season he averaged 15.9 points, 2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 3.1 rebounds in 33.6 minutes while shooting a .449 FG% and a .407 3PT%. Matthews is young and has been learning under one of the better shooting guards in the game, he has a year of starting experience under his belt and would be an excellent pairing with D-Rose. The Bulls would need to put together a decent trade package to get him and most likely would need to move Korver/Brewer, Pargo/Lucas, and a draft pick.