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Chicago Bulls: 5 Low-Cost Options at Shooting Guard
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"Gar Forman is officially on the clock!"

'Tis the season unlike most seasons, where the shopping for NBA free agents has begun late.  Players are currently meeting with interested teams and there should be a wave of movement once players can sign.

Expected moves are the eventual trade of Chris Paul and somebody signing Nene, but with several teams having cap space, there will be plenty of bad spending. 

The Bulls only have their full mid-level exception to use on players who are not interested in signing for the veteran minimum.  Candidates for that include: Grant Hill, Kurt Thomas, etc.  The other players may cash out well, but buyers beware!  This is a thin free-agent class after last year's crop that included LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Dirk Nowitzki.  

This year, no player on the free-agent market is guaranteed to become a difference-maker.  The Bulls must find a quality shooting guard from this group.  The best one is Detroit's combo guard, Rodney Stuckey, who the Bulls can only obtain via sign-and-trade, but the most realistic choices are Jason Richardson, who must be willing to take a huge pay cut, and restricted free agents Aaron Affalo and Nick Young.  The chances are that both Denver and Washington will match any offer they receive.

The Bulls must stay away from Jamal Crawford, who is a bad fit, and Tayshon Prince, whose asking price might be too high.

What about other options?  Players who wouldn't break the bank that would place the Bulls in salary cap hell.  Gar Forman is officially on the clock—allow me to help him out. 

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