Bulls looking at House, Mason, and Bogans

Per ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell:



CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls have expressed an interest in free agent guard Eddie House, according to House's agent Mark Bartelstein.

The Bulls also have talked to representatives of Keith Bogans and Roger Mason, according to a person familiar with the situation.



I'm  happy with any one of the three of these guys personally.   I go back and forth on what order I put them in.  I know it appears that Mason or Bogans can give you the type of shooting that House can, but that simply isn't the case.

House took a lot of threes while running catch and shoots as he dives around baseline screens in the Ray Allen role.  It's a far more difficult shot than what Bogans/Mason were typically doing for the Spurs shooting lots of kick out corner threes.

That said, Bogans and Mason can both defend, something which we aren't going to get out of House.  Either guy is more able to play a larger role than House if we need them to (Ronnie Brewer injury for example), but House can come in the specific niche situation where we need shooting and help out more.

It's the 12th roster spot, and I can make the case either way and will be happy with any of the three.   I'd probably lean towards Mason over Bogans, but given that Bogans was beating out Mason at the end of last season, I can't really complain about him either.

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  • REPORT:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/07/bulls-in-trade-talks-with-blazers-for-fernandez.html

  • REPORT:

    https://twitter.com/PDcavsinsider/status/19710072125

    Shannon Brown wants to stay with the Lakers and most likely will.

  • Doug,

    PLEASE STOP saying it's the 12th roster spot. It makes you look FOOLISH.

    Just because a guy is the 12th-man signed to the roster doesn't mean he won't be higher up in the rotation. I hope you realize that.

    FACT REMAINS, the Bulls need a back-up SG. Korver is more of a SF, than a SG.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    It is because they have 11 guys on contract and this will be the 12th guy on the roster. It doesn't mean anything except for your interpretation. Everybody else understands what it means.

    I agree though they need more of a offensive minded backup SG.
    BTW, I like the type of scoring E.House provides. That is what we lacked last year with Hinrich shooting bricks every time he came of a screen. Korver, Watson can do what Mason/Bogans do in terms of shooting.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    BEST GUESS:

    In terms of trading for Rudy Fernandez...

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=2fpsk4a

    ...this could possibly work, if the Bulls add CASH or other considerations.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    if portland would do that, id love it. but not sure anyone sees any value in jj, except to annoy lebron for the last 30 seconds of the 1st 2nd and 3rd quarters

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I'd rather have Roger Mason Jr. on account of I think he had a down year and would be a very good quality back up, definatly over the other 2. Two years ago he played preety well.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    BTW, Bernie Bickerstaff being hired as a asst coach for the Blazers might help or break the Bulls trade for Rudy F..
    If Bernie has any input on the process and he gives a positive report of James Johnson, that might help in a trade or it might go the other way too...

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    schaum,

    Wasn't Oceipka hired in Portland too? He was on the Bulls' staff, right?

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    NATE MCMILLAN:

    Read what he says about Rudy Fernandez towards the end of the story.

    http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindblazersbeat/2010/07/trail_blazers_looking_for_a_fa.html

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    if the timberwolves cut delonte west i wouldnt mind seeing the bulls go after him he is a very underrated player but he is crazier then a 3 dollar bill but still better then mason bogans and house the clown

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    MrSwag,

    I think we covered Delonte West already. He's a no go within the Bulls' present culture.

    They like HIGH CHARACTER guys and winners. Delonte West doesn't fit that mold.

    Besides, I'm hearing that he could be going to Boston, where he use to play a key role.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    winners of what? Cavs have one more games then jus about anybody over the last few years i get the high character aspect the guy had a couple of issues but sometimes you gotta take the talent plus he was hitting Lebrons mom which makes for a good playoff ammunition if we were to play the heat..lol

  • In reply to MrSwAgG:

    MrSwag,

    True he has be on winning teams (college and pro), but still doesn't fit.

    Too many off the court issues.

  • In reply to MrSwAgG:

    Fernandez would make up a bit for losing out on Morrow and Childress.

    A team needs at least 2 guys at every position, and we are currently short one shooting guard, and technically have an extra small forward(JJ).

    The question is do the Bulls have enough minutes to keep Rudy happy, how many minutes will Brewer merit?

    It seems to me that the KNicks could easily offer the most playing time as well as the opportunity to play a more free wheeling game.

    Not sure who the Knicks have that the Blazers would value in return for Rudy.

    Rudy does seem like the kind of player that needs significant minutes to prove his value. He does not seem like the instant offense kind of guy that HOuse or even Flip Murray are.

    I still say the best move is to offer JJ and cash to Memphis for Henry. They are quibling over guaranteeing the last $300,000 of his contract. It seems to me they would have to jump at an offer of something over $1 million, maybe even JJ full salary of $1.7 million. The Bulls would essentially be buying back the pick that they gave away to move Hinrich.

    I am really baffled as to why we are not all over the Henry situation. The Bulls must not be fans of Henry.

  • In reply to MrSwAgG:

    I think I'd pick Mason over Bogans ... on just a few minor points.

    I have no liking at all for House. Besides, he's several years older than the other two, is 6' 1", and doesn't play defense. And I don't think his 3pt shot is all that much better.

    Either of the others I think would do just fine.

  • In reply to MrSwAgG:

    Bulls are in trade talks with POR for Rudy Fernandez.

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/07/bulls-in-trade-talks-with-blazers-for-fernandez.html

    I don't think we can pull this off but we'll see. We are one of three teams. I hope we don't give up Taj.

  • In reply to MrSwAgG:

    No to Eddie House, I've been pretty vocal about this among others, he has no NBA talent, he shoots and doesnt hit a shot unless his team is up big, waste of money and space. I havent been as high as the rest of you guys on Fernandez but I guess he's better than our other options. If I had to list my order of preferences on who's available I guess it would go Fernandez, Mason, Mcgrady, Iverson.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    i jus dont understand why people want eddie house....i have never seen him hit a shot that matters all his 3 point shots come when his team is up by 15 or more points cant dribble or defend and the guy is a straight clown if it came down to it give me tmac without knees over eddie house

  • In reply to MrSwAgG:

    MrSwag,

    I hear you loud and clear. I'm a total NO-GO on EHOUSE.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    AGREED!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Trade Taj Gibson? I don't think so...

    There's been some comments on this thread about trading Taj Gibson for a guard, I don't see it happening.

    Bulls management has their own pride and they're proud of drafting Taj Gibson with his great ROI (return on investment). Drafting and developing Taj for a few seasons proves the Bulls drafting acumen.

    Unloading James Johnson might also prove their smarts. I have enjoyed JJ's bright spots but they have been few and far between. I think writings on this blog last year proved wise: James Johnson would have trouble developing if Bulls management and coaching (Vinnie) showed confusion over developing JJ as a power forward or small forward.

    So Bulls management will keep Taj, it makes them look "NBA smart". The jury is still out on what to do with JJ.

  • Mitchell,

    Exactly.

    I have been trying to communicate that same point to Doug and company.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    id rather get a 12 guy than rudy, cause then both he and brewer will be pissed about losing minutes. also rudy seems to be over-rated, his rookie year noone expected him to play like he did, then he declined in his 2nd year. and now wants out of portland, red flags on his attitude come up

  • In reply to ZombieKevie:

    although one could say that competition b/t the starting sg spot could help motivate both of them. and the way rudy plays, rose could just toss the ball at the rim every other play for rudy to grab

  • Mitchell,

    What other free-agents? Haha.

  • Why isn't anyone bringing up Rudy's attitude as an issue? With Portland, he's been exactly what everyone was afraid McGrady would be with the Bulls. He would likely have the same problem in Chicago getting limited minutes. I still say the Bulls should consider Luther Head along with Mason or Bogans.

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