Chicago Bulls Rumors: Spurned By Westbrook, Bulls Have Two Other PG Targets

Russell Westbrook had been strongly linked to the Chicago Bulls as a potential landing spot once he arranged for his buyout from the Utah Jazz. His former coach in Oklahoma City, current Bulls head coach Billy Donovan was notably pushing for Russ to come to the Windy City. 

But the news dropped earlier today that Westbrook intends to sign elsewhere, leaving the Bulls still searching for some help at the point guard position. 

According to Bulls Insider KC Johnson, the team may pivot to one of two other buyout guards. 

Johnson writes that the Bulls have been in contact with the reps for both John Wall and Patrick Beverley, both of whom were dealt away in trade deadline deals, and have secured a buyout.  

The Bulls, sources said, also have had contact with representatives for John Wall and Patrick Beverley, although it's unclear their level of interest in adding either veteran guard. Either addition would bring into question whether Goran Dragic would finish the season with the Bulls, who would need to create a roster spot to add any player.

We addressed the Goran Dragic question here

Wall was jettisoned by the Los Angeles Clippers after averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 assists during in about 20 minutes per game. His days of being an impact player seem to be clearly behind him, and it's unclear if another team would sign him if the Bulls choose not to. 

Beverley was also sent packing after a very short stint with his new team this season, as the Los Angeles Lakers made some huge moves at the trade deadline, landing a legitimate starting point guard in D'Angelo Russell. 

The Bulls are still in need of a lead guard, as, according to Johnson, they are widely expected to announce in the coming days that Lonzo Ball, who has undergone two knee surgeries since January 2022, won’t return this season.

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