The NBA free-agency period is winding down, but some players have yet to find a home, and few teams have yet to fill out their weak roster spots.
The Chicago Bulls should jump on the opportunity to gain a consistent backup point-guard behind returning star Derrick Rose. Kirk Hinrich has filled this role decently over the past few seasons, but he can’t provide the production on the court necessary for a championship-contending team.
The Bulls recently acquired Aaron Brooks which is a solid combo-guard who can fit very well behind Jimmy Butler, but the backup PG position is still weak. One option that Chicago has reportedly been eyeing is Ramon Sessions. He was a solid addition to the Milwaukee Bucks this past season, for he averaged 15.8 points and 4.8 assists per game. His availability is quite shocking, in my opinion.
Sessions is adept at getting to the hoop and drawing fouls. His fighter mentality makes him highly revered by his teammates. He doesn’t back down from a challenge, and will drive the tightest lane. This has led him to averaging 4.4 fouls per game throughout his career. This level of determination and drive off the bench would be very valuable for the Bulls in order to keep up the pace that the talented starting five set forth.
Chicago desperately wants to make the push for the NBA Finals this year. They will finally have a healthy Rose, and they have surrounded him with several great additions such as Pau Gasol and Doug McDermott. The Eastern Conference has gone through some major changes with the key move being the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Indiana Pacers failed to retain Lance Stephenson. The time for the Bulls to strike is now.
The San Antonio Spurs proved this past season that having a complete squad from top to bottom is more important than simply having a few great athletes; after all, basketball is a team sport. Chicago will need to bolster their depth chart in order to take this highly talented team all the way. Sessions will be a rewarding asset who can be acquired at an economical cost, and the Bulls would greatly benefit from the passion that he brings to the court. It’s contagious.