The latest rumor that’s making big waves is that the Chicago Bulls are taking a look at two veteran point guards during their free agency. It’s clear the Bulls are in need of a point guard who can replace Derrick Rose until he returns in early 2013. The two point guards that were recently named were Steve Nash and Jason Kidd. Steve Nash has had to answer whether he’ll return to Phoenix or explore his other options, but has remained coy with the media about his decision. Despite being 38 years old, Nash has maintained his spot as a desired point guard in the league. Nash has just finished his 15th season with the Suns and averaged 12.5 points and 10.7 assists. He’s also still an efficient scorer averaging 53% from the field. If the Chicago Bulls could get Steve Nash that would be extremely beneficial. No team can survive in the Eastern Conference without a legit point guard.
Also, Jason Kidd is another option for the Bulls to take a closer look at. His numbers are down with 6.2 points and 5.5 assists, but he still is veteran savvy guard who can outsmart his opponent. Kidd has been in the league for 17 seasons. Last season, Kidd shot .354 from the 3 point line and .786 from the free throw line. Despite being one of the older players in the league, he is still breaking records. On February 20, 2012, Kidd made it to the #2 spot on the all-time steals list after John Stockton. After being swept in the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 1st round, it’s very possible Kidd is looking for a new team to help further their chances in the post season.
Choosing Nash or Kidd is a win-win situation. But, the Bulls will have to be aggressive in making a move for that vacant point guard position. Chicago still has a strong team, but need a leader to guide them through the next upcoming season.