3 ways Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving news impacts Chicago Bulls

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3. Point guard free agent market opens up

Fans of the Chicago Bulls had to be salivating at the idea that the former Nets franchise point guard D’Angelo Russell could hit the free agent market this summer. With Kyrie signing in Brooklyn now, Russell is almost a guaranteed premier option at point guard to hit the restricted free agency market.

On June 29, Woj reported on his Twitter timeline that the Los Angeles Lakers were to reach out to their former first round pick Russell to fill the team’s positional need for a floor general. The Lakers could be a good landing spot for Russell, but going back to that team that was such a wreck around him before could sound bad to him personally.

If Russell wants to find himself in a similar situation to what he had with that rising Nets team under head coach Kenny Atkinson, he could look to a team like the Bulls or the Indiana Pacers. When a player like Russell hits the free agent market at that young of an age, he’s going to be highly sought after. And GarPax should give his pursuit a try next month.

The two young solid options for the Bulls on the free agent market now if GarPax really wants to swing for the fences in July are Russell and the Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent Malcolm Brogdon. Russell is definitely a better free agency option for the Bulls, if he’s interested in coming to the Windy City, than Brogdon.