2. Chicago Bulls
Though Quickley has proven himself to be one of the best reserve guards in the association, throughout his professional career, he has made it clear that his intentions are to serve as a team’s primary backcourt talent.
Jalen Brunson’s presence on the roster hinders his chances of claiming such a role in the Big Apple, but a team like the Chicago Bulls could provide him the opportunity he seems to covet.
Rostering the likes of proven All-Stars in Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic, it’s apparent that this club has an impressive assortment of talent. Unfortunately, with Lonzo Ball expected to miss his second consecutive season due to injury, Billy Donovan’s squad has no true go-to replacement option to help lead them forward at the one.
Quickley could be worth a shot for this high-hope Bulls club to fill this rotational need. Though known primarily for his tremendous scoring abilities, the fourth-year pro has showcased solid court vision and set-up abilities throughout his tenure with the Knicks and, over the last two seasons, has dished out 6.6 dimes per 100 possessions.
While some may believe the Bulls should strongly consider blowing up their high-priced roster after having failed to make the playoffs in five of the last six years, considering they just re-signed Vucevic this summer to the tune of a three-year, $60 million deal, at the moment it seems that they’re going to gear up for what is hoped to be a successful 2023-24 campaign.
Adding someone like Quickley to lead the charge could be an enticing idea for them to ponder should he become available.