Chicago Bulls: 5 step successful 2019 offseason plan

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3. Draft Cam Reddish

The beauty of acquiring Holiday would be that he solves the point guard issue while not preventing the team from taking one should one fall. That means they can simply take the best player available. That may very well be Garland or White, but perhaps a wing is more in order. Porter’s contract is up after this season and it is unclear how the team views him (or anyone on the roster) long-term.

Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech was in town for a workout, but he will likely be gone by the time the Bulls pick. If he slides, Chicago could use his defense and newfound playmaking skills alongside Zach. He also had the offense ran through him his final year in college so he is comfortable carrying the load offensively.

The pick should be Cam Reddish from Duke. He defends, is used to being off-ball and took over 61 percent of his attempts from deep. He only canned them at a 33 percent clip though. That might scare some off, but he began the season hitting 43 percent of them in November. Perhaps better point guard play would lead to better numbers or at least a happy middle.

Again, the Bulls certainly need an added scoring punch, but they cannot discount the need for defensive help on the wings. Getting Denzel Valentine and Hutchison back will certainly help. But neither has Reddish’s ceiling. Remember, he was number one at his position and three overall in the nation. A little confidence boosting and he could show his sub-par college production was just an aberration.