The NBA’s offseason landscape is starting to take shape — and there’s good news for the Chicago Bulls and their possible point guard options. Two intriguing potential targets emerged last weekend that the Bulls could explore to help fill their need.

First, Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie declined his $12.3 million player option for next season and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Then, after yet another disappointing second-round exit following their Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the Philadelphia 76ers seem almost certain to explore trade options for Ben Simmons.

The Bulls probably needed point guard help even before the news broke of Coby White’s left shoulder surgery earlier this month, but with the start of his season in question, adding to that position should be an even higher priority.

The point guard options are not limited to these two players, but the Bulls should explore both Simmons and Dinwiddie as possibilities for their team. Let’s take a look at the fit for each player.

 

Exploring a trade for Ben Simmons

Let’s be clear, Simmons is a better player than his embarrassing performance in Game 7 on Sunday night and is certainly capable of more than he showed in the entire series against the Hawks.

He will turn 25 in July and is already a three-time All-Star with All-Defensive and All-NBA team showings under his belt. Simmons is an excellent playmaker in transition and legitimately one of the best and most versatile defensive players in the league (even during his lousy Game 7, the 6-foot-11 Simmons gave 6-foot-1 Trae Young fits on the perimeter).