3. Bring back Pat Bev
Patrick Beverley will want to be the starting point guard, and the Bulls had success after signing him in the buyout market last season. They won 14 of their final 23 games, which is a 49.9-win pace over the full 82-game slate. The 6’1 guard is certainly interested in a reunion.
Pat Bev turns 35 in July, but he is still a tenacious defender that can handle the ball and space the floor. Chicago was ahead of the Heat entering the fourth quarter in the final game of the Play-In Tournament before Miami scored 35 points to win. The Heat would go on to win the Eastern Conference, so bringing back Beverley should be a priority.
Can they convince the veteran to come off the bench to help limit his minutes? Pat Bev is more suited to playing 25 each night at this stage of his career. There is enough time available to add a starting point guard and bring back Beverley, but that only works if everyone is on board with their role.
The Chicago Bulls need to add some role players in free agency on veteran minimum deals, and they will have to convince Patrick Beverley to play for close to that number because they do not have his Bird rights. Pat Bev may move on for a larger offer, which makes finding a starter and bringing back core players even more important for the front office.