Report: Bulls’ Cameron Payne to miss start of season with another foot injury

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The Bulls shouldn’t feel great about Kris Dunn – acquired in the Jimmy Butler trade – as their point guard of the future.

But they should at least feel better Cameron Payne no longer holds the designation.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

Payne – Chicago’s main return for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a second-rounder in a pre-deadline trade last season – looked dismal in his partial season with the Bulls.

These foot issues might be a culprit. This is Payne’s third surgery on his right foot in the last 14 months. After a promising rookie year with the Thunder, he just hasn’t looked the same since.

Chicago has until Oct. 31 to decide on a $3,263,294 team option for 2018-19. Payne is just 23, but his career looks as sidetracked as ever. At this point, the Bulls might consider declining his option and freeing 2018 cap space.