Chicago Bulls: 5 free agent targets pending draft night decisions

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Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers – 11.2 points per game, 6.0 assists, 3.1 rebounds (2018-19)

Darren Collison made $10 million with the Pacers and deserved every dollar after taking a larger role with the team once Victor Oladipo went down for the season. Collison started in all 76 games he played and lead the team in assists and managed to make the playoffs.

The Pacers are also losing back up point guard Cory Joseph to free agency so Collison might be back with Indiana depending his salary. At 31-years-old, Collison has been trending downwards statistically scoring the ball with his lowest output since 2011-12.

Collison has been with five teams in his career and put up career-highs in assists and steals this season finishing top-20 in the league in both categories.

Derrick Rose, Minnesota Timberwolves – 18.0 points per game, 4.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds (2018-19)

Chicago’s own, D-Rose has the chance to return home this summer, but that would be on the right terms and if John Paxson and Gar Forman will have him back.

For a team friendly contract and a sixth man role, I’m sure Rose would be thrilled to be back in a Bulls number one jersey no matter the cost. Rose made $2,176,260 with Minnesota last season but has earned $120,415,866 over his playing career, so money shouldn’t be a concern with Rose entering the final years of his career.

Rose’s camp is open to returning after it was made public by B.J. Armstrong, Rose’s agent. Armstrong said on 670AM The Score, “There’s no secret, there’s no doubt that in his heart, Chicago will always be there. We’ll see. I don’t know what the Bulls are going to do at this particular time. If it presented itself, we’d be open to that conversation.”

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Rose played in 51 games this year and dealt with multiple injuries, but this was the most contests he’s played in since 2016-17, his first season being traded from Chicago to New York; a very positive sign for the 30-years-old guard.