4. Mike Conley, Minnesota Timberwolves
If you’ve been reading my articles as of late, you’re probably not surprised to see this name here. After all, I recently went out on a limb to predict Mike Conley as the Chicago Bulls starting point guard for the 2023-24 season.
I wouldn’t blame anyone for being skeptical of the idea though, as the Bulls have been notoriously disappointing over the last few transaction cycles. While I’m willing to admit that much, I still can’t shake the idea that Conley has everything the Bulls would be looking for in a point guard to run the show next season, at least on paper.
Conley is one of the NBA’s best playmakers right now, and the Bulls desperately need someone who can keep the rock moving and snap this team out of their overly isolation-dependent offense. He’s proven to be an unselfish player and has a wealth of experience (583 career wins, and counting!) as one of the league’s most qualified veterans.
Of course, the Bulls’ front office could always decide to blow it all up in the summer and rebuild or retool the roster. In that case, I’d be interested to see which direction they take this team moving forward, but Conley likely isn’t in the plans unless the Bulls remain committed to winning now.