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Scott: The Bulls need to add a veteran at the shooting guard position that can provide not only solid outside shooting, but can also create his own shot from the perimeter. I feel like Caron Butler, Tracy McGrady and Jamal Crawford can each fill this role.
Each is a capable outside shooter who has proven in the past to be able to create his own shot in crunch time. While these aren’t ideal options, each improves the position that lacked the most for the Bulls last year.
Kyle: It is no secret that the Bulls are an incredibly gifted team, one of the best in the NBA, but it is tough to grasp how good Derrick Rose and that frontcourt were last year until you take into account that Keith Bogans started ALL 82 GAMES.
The perfect player to take Bogans' role would be someone like Arron Afflalo, but it is highly unlikely that any offer the Bulls could make him wouldn’t immediately be matched by his former suitors.
I personally would like to see the Bulls go one of two directions. The first, would be to sign and start one of the greatest scoring guards of all time, and a true one of a kind talent, Tracy McGrady. McGrady has already said that he would like to play with the Bulls, and joining his incredible offensive ability with the defense and rebounding already in place would certainly give him the best chance he ever had at winning a title.
The second direction that I would like to see them go would be to sign Caron Butler. Butler worked out in Chicago today, and many close to him have cited the Bulls and Clippers as his top choices for the coming season. While Chicago will be unable to offer quite the finances that LA can, they offer Butler the chance at a title which his injury cost him last season.
He would also be an incredible upgrade over Bogans, and would allow the Bulls the option of creative moves such as swinging Luol Deng in an effort to play Monta Ellis at the 2.
Whatever their path, it is clear that something must be done, as I cannot bear to watch a single game in which the reigning MVP and Keith Bogans share a backcourt.
Max: The Bulls are in desperate need of a well-rounded shooting guard. They have a great defensive option in Ronnie Brewer, a great offensive weapon in Kyle Korver—and Keith Bogans. Last season, Brewer was thought to be the starting SG until he was injured prior to the season and lost his starting job to Keith Bogans, who was, without a doubt, the worst starting 2-guard in the NBA in 2011.
The best options for the Bulls to add are Caron Butler, Tracy McGrady or Nick Young. Of this group, Nick Young has the biggest upside, as he averaged 17.4 PPG last season, but whoever signs him is going to overpay and get a guy who doesn’t want to play team basketball.
If McGrady is able to play 30 minutes and average 13 points, five rebounds, and five assists, Bulls fans would be ecstatic, but I don’t know if his body will hold together.
Caron Butler is the most desirable piece to add. He even worked out with the Bulls today, and it appears that he wants to play in Chicago. Butler also has injury concerns, but if he is healthy, he could be the missing link to get the Bulls to the finals.