Chicago Bulls: Projecting early 2019-20 season starting five

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24. . Point Guard. Murray State (NCAA). Ja Morant. 5. player

Other option: Darius Garland (Vanderbilt)

We’re going to assume that no mater where the Chicago Bulls land in the 2019 NBA Draft lottery in the first round in June that the front office will elect to choose a top point guard. The first option for the Bulls in the draft lottery would clearly be Murray State Racers point guard Ja Morant (unless it can get Zion). Vanderbilt Commodores former five-star signee Darius Garland would be a good option too.

The good news for the Bulls is that both Garland and Morant are very talented point guards with high ceilings. Meanwhile, the bad news is that each has obvious shortcomings that won’t ensure that the point guard problem is fixed anytime soon. Morant would be ideal, and Garland is a good option for outside the top three.

The Bulls need to have a backup option at point guard, whether that be landing a veteran at the position in free agency or hanging onto Kris Dunn as a potential sixth man option for the backcourt. Either Garland or Morant would at least be skilled and potent enough to get a starting job in the Windy City right away.

Fix the point guard spot, and the Bulls actually have a chance to get to a point of contention this coming season. This is clearly the most gaping hole that the Bulls have in the starting five or in the rotation in general. There needs to be a better floor general and floor spacer in the starting five than Dunn.