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Report: Patrick Beverley, Bulls have mutual interest

Patrick Beverley

The Chicago Bulls were thought to be a potential third team that might get involved in any trade centered around Anthony Davis. Chicago had made no bones about its interest in Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, and there were some rumors that the Bulls would throw their hat in the ring in order to bring Ball to the Windy City.

Instead, Ball will go directly to New Orleans, and the Bulls find themselves still yearning for a point guard. There is a chance that Chicago still elects to take either Darius Garland or Coby White should they be available at the No. 7 spot in the 2019 NBA Draft. But a more likely route would be to sign a point man in free agency.

And according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, there is mutual interest between the Bulls and veteran Patrick Beverley (ESPN+):

The Bulls also will likely be disappointed to see most of the elite guards off the board by the time their pick comes up. Free agency might be their best option to address their guard needs (Patrick Beverley would be a great fit, and there’s mutual interest, per sources), and Chicago could look to continue to add depth to the forward spots.

Beverley attended John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago, and may be the kind of complementary point guard the Bulls need.

Although Beverley is hardly the most reputable distributor or scorer of the basketball, his rebounding ability, defensive tenacity and 3-point shooting would fill several gaping holes on a young Bulls team.

The Bulls have also shown some interest in Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier, but bringing back the hometown kid could be the most cost-effective move.