Chicago Bulls: Terry Rozier isn’t future point guard solution

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John Paxson came out publicly and said that “We have not given up on Kris,” Paxson, the executive vice president of basketball operations, later told reporters after the season. “I think he has defensive abilities. But we have to get better at that position, there’s absolutely no question in my mind.”

Evaluating the point guard position has led to discussions among Bulls fans about drafting score-first PG Coby White, or signing one of the available at the position in Free Agency. Athletic writer Darnell Mayberry reported last month that the Bulls brass had discussions about Terry Rozier.

“Aside from Beverley, Boston guard Terry Rozier is on the Bulls’ radar, commanding Chicago’s attention with fearless play and hard-nosed defensive effort. Inside the Advocate Center, there is genuine belief that Rozier could be exactly who the team needs,” Mayberry wrote. I’m all for the Bulls getting upgrading at point guard.

Dunn’s poor shooting, coupled with his lack of ability to get to the free-throw line, make him a woefully ineffective offensive player. Out of the 16 teams that made the playoffs, only six of those teams started a point guard that wasn’t a real outside threat. However, Rozier’s not exactly the model of efficiency either; the pending free agent has never shot more than 40 percent from the field in the regular season.

In the pace-and-space NBA, having a point who can score with the ball in his hands is a necessity and Dunn has not shown that he has those skills. Rozier, albeit not that efficiently, has those skills.

Rozier is a career 35.4 percent three-point shooter and the former Louisville Cardinal shot 37.1 percent on catch-and-shoot threes this past regular season. but also ranked in the 43.6 percentile on spot-up jump shots per