Midday Stampede: Are the Bulls Better at the Point
Did the Bulls improve this summer at basketball's key position?
With the addition of Kirk Hinrich, Marquis Teague and Nate Robinson to go along with Derrick Rose when he returns, are the Bulls better or worse at the point compared to the last two seasons?
Updated at 4:50 PM CST on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012
Much has been made of the Bulls roster changes this summer, but none has been more hotly debated that what they’ve done at the point guard spot.
First they decided to not exercise the option on reserve point guard C.J. Watson whose playoff gaffe cost the team the series against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Prior to making that decision, they decided to take Marquis Teague from Kentucky in the NBA Draft without having worked him out first, brought back Kirk Hinrich and signed Nate Robinson in free-agency, completing the overhaul at the lead guard position with Derrick Rose out.
Depending on your point of view, you either think the point guard moves the team made were sound from a basketball (or financial) standpoint or you absolutely hate them.
But the bigger question that needs to be addressed is this: are the Bulls better at the position than they have been the last two years, even with D. Rose out? On paper, yes, but the game isn’t played on paper. It’s played on the court.·