Chicago Bulls: Ranking 2019-20 starting point guard options

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Mike Conley
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BONUS: Mike Conley

Perhaps the least realistic option on this list, I think Mike Conley is an intriguing option. I made it the bonus because it doesn’t feel like it’s in play, considering what it might cost to do a deal. At the deadline, Conley expressed his strict interest in playing in the East, if Memphis were to move on from the 11-year veteran.

Last season in Memphis, Conley averaged 21.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in 70 games. Additionally, Conley’s 21.4 player efficiency rating (sixth among point guards) and 8 win-share tell the tale of a high-motor player who’s heavily involved when his team wins.

Considered by the masses as a major leader during his 12-season tenure in Memphis, Conley helps the Bulls solve chemistry issues. Further, he’s a veteran presence on a team who’s starting line-up has no players over the age of 25.

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In this case, the Bulls likely don’t win the Morant and/or Williamson sweepstakes, thus leaving them with a valuable pick. This presents an opportunity to shop for high-level talent from a rebuilding team, like the Memphis Grizzlies.