Chicago Bulls: A look at the future point guard rotation

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Harrison quietly impressing

After waiving former Bulls center Omer Asik, Chicago made room to sign 6’4″ point guard Shaquille Harrison back in October to help out with the still unclear point guard rotation.

While he’s played just nine games thus far and hasn’t started in any, Harrison may have some value for this team for the remainder of the season.

In just 17.1 minutes per contest, Harrison is averaging 7.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals on 46.3 percent shooting from the field.

Harrison is by far the most aggressive and active defender of the current rotation right now and has proven to be a fairly effective scorer at times aside from the 3-point line.

The 25-year-old has recorded one or more steals in all nine of his games except two and has recorded 10 or more points in three. His best game came in a loss against the Boston Celtics where he notched 16 points to go along with six rebounds and four steals in just 23 minutes of play.

When he’s scoring effectively, he’s an extremely valuable asset as he can defend at a high level as well. However, his efficiency tends to be on-and-off and he hasn’t yet proven that he can be a consistent rotation player when Dunn is inserted back into the starting lineup.

Throw in the fact that Dunn is a near elite defender as well and the need for Harrison becomes even less prevalent.

The young guard is finding some success right now, but I’m not sure if I see him taking precedent over Arcidiacono later on in the year, especially if he’s only playing 18 minutes right now. Don’t count him out completely though.