Chicago Bulls: Ranking which players should return next season

Kris Dunn, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Kris Dunn, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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Who should return for the Chicago Bulls

On this portion of the list, I wanted to include one underrated name that could be slotted into a two-way contract (or even on a bargain deal on the 15-man roster). That underrated player would be included with the biggest name impending free agent from the current Bulls roster this offseason.

Kris Dunn, Point Guard

The Bulls really struck the right chord with Dunn when they tried him out in a new role at the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign. Boylen and the Bulls tried Dunn in a role off the bench as a defensive stopper at point guard, and tried to limit the number of three-point attempts that he had per game.

Dunn proved that he’s still not a good three-point shooter, but that he’s also one of the truly elite perimeter defenders in today’s NBA. To prove those points, he registered a team-high 3.1 defensive box plus/minus rating and shot just 25.9 percent from beyond the arc.

If his qualifying offer doesn’t shoot up too high, then the Bulls should be all over re-signing Dunn this offseason.

Confidence meter that he’ll return: 7/10

Adam Mokoka, Shooting Guard/Wing

The additional name I have on this part of the list, and could deservedly get another low-risk deal with the Bulls, is the rookie 6-foot-5 and 190 pound French shooting guard/wing Adam Mokoka. The 22-year-old wing is a dramatically improving defender that had some real flashes of brilliance during the 2019-20 season.

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If the Bulls don’t try and get Mokoka back in the mix heading into next season, then another NBA team will give him a shot. The Bulls went out on a whim to keep him around after a solid stint in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League last offseason. And it seemed to have worked out in the end.

Confidence meter that he’ll return: 4/10