Chicago from downtown

        When will the Chicago Bulls improve their 3-point shooting? It has been years since they were able to consistently make 3-point shots. The team's shooting from beyond the arc has been so poor that teams pack in the defense against the Bulls. Teams have been leaving the Bulls open from downtown daring them to take the shot and actually make them. Improving their 3-point shooting will drastically make them an even better team by opening the paint for Derrick Rose and the rest of the team.

        The Bulls made some key additions to their roster through free agency and the draft to hopefully improve their 3-point shooting woes. They finished tied for 20th last year with Portland hitting %35.3 of their shots from 3-point range. They added Mike Dunleavy the 11-year veteran from Duke at a bargain price if you ask me. last year Dunleavy shot %42.8 from deep in the regular season and in the 4 postseason games he shot %43.8. To improve Chicago's team in the draft, the Bulls drafted a developing small forward from New Mexico Tony Snell in the first round. Next Chicago added a stretch 4 Erik Murphy from Florida with the 49th overall pick. Snell made 72 3-pointers last year in college at a 38.7 clip.  Murphy's 3-point shooting should allow him to crack the rotation early on. The Bulls only have 12 players under contract and some of the free agents they are considering to full out their roster should be a threat from deep with some solid range.

By Steven Spector -8-30-13