3. Will Barton
We’re now beginning to move into the territory of players I believe could actually make somewhat of a noticeable difference if added to the Bulls here with Will Barton. ‘Thrill’ has not been impactful with the Wizards much this season, but he could perhaps recapture some of his 2021-22 magic in a higher usage role with the Bulls.
I know, I know, he’s not a true point guard and shouldn’t technically be on this list at all. However, given his versatility as a point-forward and scoring threat, I believe he deserved to be on the list here as a player that can create offense and set his teammates up to score more effectively.
The Chicago Bulls could find their offensive antidote on the buyout market in Will Barton.
Barton’s forgettable performance in Washington has seen him pushed to the wayside, but it’s hard to forget why he was seen as an interesting asset just one year ago. Barton averaged 14.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game as a starter on a successful Nuggets squad that went 48-34 last season. He shot 36.5% from deep on six attempts per game and was equally as impactful in the driving lanes as he was from the free throw line.
It’s hard pointing out any one specific reason as to why things have not worked out for him with the Wizards, but I’m not ready to give up on him just yet. If the Bulls could acquire an all-around scoring threat like Barton for the minimum, he could be the perfect low-risk, high-reward gamble to sort out Chicago’s offensive deficiencies.