Chicago Bulls: Analyzing Rajon Rondo reacquisition theory

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Other options to place around Rajon Rondo

Would the best move for the Chicago Bulls this summer be acquiring Rajon Rondo to fill the point guard need? The answer to that could be no.

If the Bulls do have the ability to land a point guard like D’Angelo Russell of the Brooklyn Nets or trade for Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans, those ideas should be explored. But those two aforementioned options aren’t likely to happen and would be costly if they could.

It seems like the most realistic and favorable route for the Bulls to take for point guard this off-season is landing a veteran free agent and drafting someone young to build around. The two names that come to mind in the NBA Draft are Vanderbilt’s Darius Garland and North Carolina’s Coby White. Garland would have to slip pretty far for the Bulls to nab him, though.

Pairing White with Rondo could give a solid backcourt rotation. White could be the sharpshooting starter that’s lengthier and quicker in transition. He could also be the better long-term option. Rondo could help him develop as a two-way player and a floor general since he did fit a combo guard role at times with UNC.

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If the Bulls wanted to pair a more low-cost veteran with someone like White next season, they should also keep around a third option to provide depth deeper down the bench. Arcidiacono proved a lot for the Bulls last season, and he could stick around here on a contract that would likely cost well under $2 million.