Darren Collison may have signed with Chicago if he didn’t retire
Collison was supposed to be one of the more coveted point guards this summer, with the 31-year-old becoming a free agent in the offseason. As it turns out, the Chicago Bulls were one of the frontrunners to sign the 6-foot veteran point guard had he decided to stay on for a few more seasons.
There’s strong belief within league circles the Bulls and Darren Collison were headed for a marriage had Collison not surprisingly retired Friday night at age 31.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 29, 2019
At the moment, incoming fourth-year man Kris Dunn has been tasked to man the starting point guard role for the Bulls. The 24-year-old has two years remaining on his contract, and right now, it remains uncertain if Chicago consider him to be the team’s point guard of the future.
In this respect, perhaps the Bulls were eyeing Collison as a potential replacement for Dunn. It could also be possible that Chicago’s front office saw Collison as a possible mentor for Dunn, as the veteran could have given the latter’s further development a significant boost.
Whatever the case may be, this will no longer come into fruition, and the Bulls will likely carry on with their search for a free agent point guard this offseason.
For his part, Darren Collision hangs it up after a colorful 10 season in the league, where he would end up playing for no less than six different teams. The former 21st overall pick holds career averages of 12.5 points (on 47.1 percent shooting), 0.9 three-pointers, 2.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.2 steals.