After losing Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, the Chicago Bulls might be looking to an experienced face to lead their offense.
The Chicago Bulls have had a rough free agency so far. They’ve already lost Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, and it’s becoming apparent that they’ll lose Joakim Noah to the Knicks as well. This begs a simple question: who could the Bulls target in free agency that could give them instant value? For the Bulls organization, the answer might lie in current Sacramento Kings point guard Rajon Rondo.
Rajon Rondo is also entertaining visits from the Brooklyn Nets. As mentioned in K.C. Johnson’s tweet, Rajon Rondo led the league in assists in the 2015-2016 season. Rondo would have an instant impact on the Bull’s gutted roster following the departures of Rose and Noah.
Rondo has only spent one year in the King’s organization, and only one year in the Dallas Maverick’s association before that. Before heading to Dallas he was the young up and coming star of an aging Boston Celtics team. Rondo also ranks 12th on the NBA’s all-time triple double list, and is considered one of the premiere triple double threats in the league.
The oft-injured Rose and the Bulls missed the playoffs this year, going an average 42-40. Their offense was ranked 21st in the NBA in terms of points per game, and will need to improve heavily if the Bulls are going to have a legitimate postseason shot. Rajon Rondo could bring that kind of threat.
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