Chicago Bulls: Ranking starting point guards from the last decade

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12. Cameron Payne (2016-2019)

Number of starts: 26

By far the worst part of the revolving door for the Chicago Bulls over the course of the last decade was the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. And the worst of those starting point guards over the span of those two seasons was the former first round draft pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the 6-foot-3 and 190 pound Cameron Payne.

At least the number of starts is low for Payne during his stint in the Windy City. He had just 26 starts in the 67 games played in a Bulls uniform. The Bulls finally parted ways with him after 31 games played and 12 starts last season. He averaged 6.7 points per game, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from range in Chicago.

11. Jerian Grant (2016-2018)

Number of starts: 54

Potentially an even more frustrating point guard to watch for the Bulls during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 campaigns was the former first round 2015 NBA Draft pick of the Washington Wizards (who later debuted with the Knicks in 2015-16) Jerian Grant. The sizable 6-foot-4 and 205 pound former Notre Dame Fighting Irish floor general played in 137 games, 54 of which he started, in his two seasons with the Bulls.

Grant averaged 7.2 points per game, 3.4 assists, and 2.1 rebounds in his Bulls stint. He didn’t have the worst player efficiency rating (13.9) during his time in the Windy City, but his number of win shares per 48 minutes (.094) during his final season with the Bulls told the whole story. He also wasn’t a great shooter, posting a 53.8 true shooting percentage in his two seasons in Chicago.