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

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In conclusion… How do Terry Rozier and the Chicago Bulls fit together?

It’s no secret that Terry Rozier is tired of being a backup so he’ll likely command starting point guard money (like Biggie said, Mo Money Mo Problems). The starting point for his contract will be along the lines of $12 million a year.

Kemba Walker signed a four-year $48 million contract before he exploded into the all-star level player that he is now. For a team in Chicago that doesn’t have a whole lot of cap space and could choose to draft a point guard instead, they can’t afford to give a bad contract out.

Rozier will probably walk into free agency meetings armed with video of his 2018 playoff run. Rozier getting paid big money mostly off of the back of his playoff run is very concerning. That gives off an eerie vibe to Bismack Biyombo’s contract after his playoff run in Toronto.

The Bulls have the ammunition to upgrade the PG position through the draft. If they choose to sign a PG in free agency, then It shouldn’t be Rozier. His play is wildly inconsistent, and his score-first mentality doesn’t mesh with LaVine and Markkkanenn.

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Despite the age similarity to the rest of the core, Rozier isn’t the point guard that will push the Bulls into playoff contention. Signing Rozier would not drastically improve the team and put a cap on what they can do financially. Three years have passed since the Jimmy Butler trade and the Bulls haven’t made any significant strides towards getting back to the playoffs.