Bulls sign Ronnie Brewer, 3 years 12.5 mil

Per a million places, but this one is Chicago breaking sports:

On the same day the Orlando Magic matched the Bulls' three-year, $20
million offer sheet on J.J. Redick, the Bulls moved quickly to their
next target, signing former Jazz guard Ronnie Brewer to a three-year,
$12.5 million contract.

A source close to Brewer said the opportunity to start at shooting
guard appealed to him, which is why he turned down an offer from the
defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics.

"This is a great opportunity for him," said Henry Thomas, his
Chicago-based representative. "He can help them at both ends."

Brewer was definitely the next guy in line for me when viewing different players the Bulls could sign outright. 

He provides defense, slashing, athleticism, and at least one quality option who can chew up minutes at SG at a cheap price.

The Bulls now have a depth chart that looks something like this:
PG: Rose, veteran backup yet to be signed
SG: Brewer, Korver
SF: Deng, Korver, James Johnson
PF: Boozer, Gibson
C: Noah, Asik

Presumably Korver's going to be playing a lot of SG where he'll likely get killed defensively, but the Bulls have little other choice.   They didn't pay him 5 million a season to only backup Loul Deng at the three, and for the first time in as long as I can remember, a healthy Bulls team has limited front court minutes available.

Mark came
up with some solid ideas
on how we can use the rest of our cap space, and given that we have eight to nine million left with few minutes available, I'm a big fan on using some of it to gain extra draft choices while helping other franchises unload their luxury tax burdens.

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  • Do you think Korver can even play defense against a decent SG let alone Wade, Johnson, Allen...Even Ben Gordon will kill him with his speed.

    Hopefully, Brewer works on his offense and since he was almost a lottery pick....there is obviously some potential.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    I hope Brewer worked on his offense, too, but with the other tools we have I just need him to him mid-range shots, slashes to the basket and keep initiating the fastbreak through his defense like he did in Utah.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Bulls did good with the Ronnie Brewer signing! This kid is young, tall, and athletic and as someone said a near lottery pick. WOW the Magic really wanted to keep Reddick and pay him $14M considering they are into the luxury tax! I'd like us to go after Barnes. We aren't a deep playoff threat, but who is a huge threat other then the Lakers & Celtics with the crazy team they have in Miami now??? I like our chances and these young guys should hustle and give us great effort and something to cheer about!

  • In reply to smiley:

    IF we had nabbed Morrow istead of wasting time waiting for Reddick, I would be thrilled with adding Brewer. We would have had both for about what we offered Reddick.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    You can't really blame the FO for that, though. Redick is by far a more complete player right now, though Morrow does have tools to be better. And going in, nobody really thought the Magic would match our offer until word started leaking out of Orlando that they would do so. On the other hand, everyone seems surprised that Morrow wasn't matched. I know I am.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Rashad McCants is out of a job and could be had for cheap. There's the shot creating wing 6th man we're looking for right there.

  • In reply to jt563905:

    Dunno about his attitude...he didn't even show up to Cleveland's Summer League roster. Something is wrong with that kid.

  • In reply to jt563905:

    Tyrus,

    Bad idea. He blew off the CAVS summer league offer. He is a NO SHOW right now.

  • In reply to jt563905:

    CHALLENGE - FILL THE ROSTER OUT:

    It appears the STARTING 5 is in place.

    PG - Derrick Rose
    SG - Ronnie Brewer
    SF - Luol Deng
    PF - Carlos Boozer
    C - Joakim Noah

    Who do people want as the back-ups at each position?

    Name the price and how they come to the Bulls.

  • In reply to jt563905:

    McCants is a severe chucker whose defense is limited to the foul. He can make shots all right, but his all-aroudn game is under par, and he's just not good enough to overcome those faults.

  • In reply to jt563905:

    This signing doesn't change the viability of my Sasha + 1st for nothing idea. In fact, it enhances it. Do that, sign Dooling with the remainder, add a vet big, some min. salary shooters. Just changing Sato, Jones and the #37(ish) for Brewer. Close enough.

  • In reply to MarkDeeks:

    Mark, because I am bored, starved for Bulls news, and it is about 114 degrees here in Vegas, I decided to take a look at your guy, Romain(Ceasar Salad)Sato.

    I am actually quite intrigued by what I found. I have no idea how Euroleague stats transfer to the NBA, but it seems that guys actually increase some of their averages.

    Sato has a great NBA body, he has Ben Gordon like guns, with a 6"11" wingspan(usually you don't get long arms and guns on the same body). According to Draft express he is only 6"3" in shoes, again kind of Ben Gordon like. Again, like Gordon, he is not a great ballhandler, so he is not a great backup point or combo guard.

    However, unlike Gordon, apparently he loves to get after people defensively and is an all-out effort guy. He appears to be a great shooter, both 3 point and 2 point. His free throw % percentage has increased every year to 85% which puts him just short of elite. He uses his length both on defense and to crash the boards well for a small guard. He can probably defend both guard positions.

    His agent says he wants to come to the NBA, but he wants minutes. Even with the signing of Brewer, the Bulls could offer him major minutes whether as a starter or sharing with Brewer.

    Now that we have missed on Reddick, Sato who sounds like he may be a more athletic version of Reddick. It seems like he would make a lot of sense and cost us a lot less money(a couple million a year for 2 or 3 years).

    As I said in your last post Sato was the only guy of the 5 you touted that I was interested in. After doing some research, I am ready to sign on.

    Unfortunately, My guess is that he is not even on the Bulls radar.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Rather than spending all of the rest of the cap space to get draft picks along with bad contracts, I'd like us to keep 3-4 millions in case some players get bought out and / or bargain trade opportunities appear before the deadline. We should normally be a Top 4 EC team based on the current roster and might have opportunities to be a threat in playoffs if we play it smart during the season

  • In reply to aramada:

    Agreed.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    We definately need a guy to make life difficult for D Wade(and Kobe if we get that far) so if Brewer is what everybody says that he is, he is likely a better fit for us than Reddick.

    While I might have liked to have them both, 3 point shooters might actually be easier to find than guys who are committed to and athletically able to play lock down D.

    Seeing what Tony Allen did against Kobe in the finals despite being almost comically inept on offense gives me some hope that Brewer might be the right move for the Bulls as he clearly has more to offer offensively than Allen. Is he as good on D, we will find out.

  • Well, Brewer was logical and cheap, 3rd year not even guaranteed. But Bulls still have a GIANT GAPING HOLE with no wing that can create his own shot. But I agree, Doug, Bulls should sign minimum wage guys now and use remaining cap space to gain extra draft picks from teams unloading their luxury tax burdens. This is preferable to wasting cap space on signing more 3rd-tier backups.

    Bulls still need much improvement, they are a playoff team not a true contender. But there are no more quality impact players available in this free agency.

    Edward Richards

  • In reply to Edward:

    That's really not true. Brewer doesn't have much of a jump shot due to circumstances out of his control, but he can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. He's also a pretty good passer. So yeah, he can create shots, either for himself at the rim, or getting others jump shots.

  • In reply to msalivar:

    I grimace every time I see a shot of Brewer's elbow with the bone sticking out. It was due to a childhood waterslide accident, which must have been pretty bad to leave it looking like that. Nevertheless it didn't hamper his athleticism and hopefully a shooting coach can improve his form as much as physically possible...but you would think the Jazz already thought of that?

  • In reply to msalivar:

    I've only been able to watch limited summer league, but I don't see Matt Bouldin being able to keep up with NBA players on defense at all. Which is too bad. I have nothing against him, but he is just getting left in the dust. John Lucas shot 30% last night. James Johnson from what I've seen so far has developed/worked on no relibale mid lane to low post moves. I wish he had practiced a few reliable moves to get his game going from inside out. Then maybe his jumpers would start falling. The fact that he's still just taking the easy route dribbnling on the perimeter like he's Kobe, not good.

  • your post just gave me a hard on.hahahahah.
    LET's GO D E F E N S E...

  • Mark,

    How much value does a 1st Round pick form the Lakers have really?

    I'd rather the Bulls spend the last $8 million on Brad Miller, Craig Smith, Acie Law and a few summer leaguers. Then, find away to trade James Johnson for another quality SG (Fernandez, Ellington, S. Young, N. Young, etc.).

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Enough. A #26 got us Taj Gibson, after all. And a #36 got your beloved Sam Young.

  • In reply to MarkDeeks:

    lol @ MrHappy for setting him up so nicely.

  • In reply to MarkDeeks:

    Nick Young is actually not a bad option also imo. 6'6 or 6'7 plus he can score. Maybe with a good coach he can put something together.

  • In reply to MarkDeeks:

    Too lazy to check, but does Sasha have one or two years left. No way I even consider him for 2 years. His pay is about what it would cost to sign Miller(maybe a little less, unless Miller gives the Bulls a small hometown discount). The Bulls cant afford both, who do you prefer. I think I go with Miller just in case Asik is a total flop.

    My new finish the roster moves, Barnes, Sato and Miller, might not have the cap space to get all three. It probably comes down to Miller and Barnes or Miller and Sato. Barnes skill set is closer to Brewers than Sato's, so Sato would be my choice since he is more of a true 2 guard and a shooter, which we need at least one more of now that we completely wiffed on Anthony Morrow while waiting for Reddick.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    Sasha has 1-year at $5.5 mil remaining. Assuming we have $8 mil cap space left after signing Brewer, it would leave $2.5 mil to round out the remaining 3 roster spots. Forget about Barnes and Miller at that point ... you'd be looking 3-year veteran minimum salaries.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    2 weeks ago everybody called me crazy for even bringing up Eddie House's name-_- now everybody thinks he'd be a great fit smh...

  • Guys that i like that are still out there....Barnes, Dooling, Eddie House, Kwame Brown, Rasual Butler (6'7 SG/SF), Nick Young

    Id say sign 1 of either Butler, Young or Barnes...Barnes and Butler are better 3pt shooters...Young is young and talented

    Bring in a big that can rebound and foul hard and play against bigger centers- Kwame Possibly...especailly when playoffs come around

    Add a backup PG with 3 pt range- House or Dooling

    Mark Deeks doesnt have a bad idea either....looking overseas isnt a bad way to get cheap good players. If we got our eye on somebody, i wouldnt mind euro player either.

  • In reply to Csharp:

    While I have always been intigued by Kwame Browns size, his effort and BB IQ is lackluster at best. I think most Bulls fans want Miller over Brown while we hope and pray that Asik turns out to be the long term answer as our second big.

  • Word on the street is we are looking @ signing Eddie House. For the vet min it's a solid move. He's hit some big shots in the playoffs, can play a lil PG, & is familiar with Thibs defensive system. We'll see what happens.

    I would love to snag Rudy Fernandez from the Blazers if possible.

  • I tell ya what....Eddie House wouldnt be bad at all....dude can hit big 3's all day long. Plus he is a great energy player/ crowd pleaser. He also a perfect guy that can get under your skin. I would love to bring him in here.

  • What's the word on Xavier Henry? Is he still disputing w/Memphis over contract? I really don't understand what the dispute is when there is a set amount he is to make as a 1st round 12th selection.

    Can we get him from Memphis via trade somehow?

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    The rookie salary scale does have set amounts for each draft spot in the 1st round, but teams are allowed to go 20% over the set amount using their Rookie Exception. Apparently, most teams just pay the extra 20% to keep the player happy, but Memphis doesn't do that. Based on his draft position, his base salary would be $1.68 million, but he's holding out for an extra $330k.

    Larry Coon has a great FAQ on the collective bargaining agreement and NBA salaries for more details.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    Just finished watching Kyle Korver and Boozer being introduced, and I must say,came away pretty impressed. I think they will serve as great leaders on the team when times are tough. For a long time we did not have that. Kirk Hinrich tried, but it was not in him (remember his teamates laughing at him after VDN had been thrown out - "Let's do it for Vinny!"). Joakim Noah, became a leader last season. Now with Boozer and Korver, I honestly feel we can have a couple more coaches on the floor holding everyone accountable.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    2 weeks ago Eddie House wasnt good because we wanted LeBron lol But ya at this point, i would love to add Eddie House. Dude can light it up when open. Plus i love his energy. Id say fill out the rest of the roster like this....

    Rose, Eddie House, Bouldin or Law
    Brewer, Rasual Butler, Morris Almond
    Deng, Korver, James Johnson
    Boozer, Taj, Asik
    Noah, Brad Miller, Asik

    Maybe look into another big body (Kwame)...or just keep the rest of the money we have if we still have any.

  • In reply to Csharp:

    Oh yeah lol i kinda forgot about Lebron taking over the world for a week..

  • In reply to Csharp:

    based on the moves that the Bulls are making(or in this case not making) it is starting to look like they are seriously considering the summer league midget as the backup to Rose.

    Whats his name, John Lucas the III.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    If Brewer and Korver split time, and Deng and Korver split time will that leave enough minutes for an impact guy like Barnes? Granted, depending on game by game matchups with other teams being able to vary from Barnes and Korver would be a nice luxury.

    I do think we need another perimeter shooter if House has anything left in the tank, but I would be stoked if we got Barnes. Sounds like the Bulls are not on his radar though. I haven't heard anything about Chicago making a strong pursuit for him. Fernandez would add three point shooting, but so does Korver, and he woud be another guy who defensively is probably sub par(though maybe not as bad as Korver).

    I like picking up draft picks, but I do not trust Asik. If we really are spending to the cap/planning on making a run at the ECF at least then I say add Brad Miller who in limited minutes is still offensive quality, and then Barnes or House maybe.

    But I doubt the Bulls will add quality both at the big/center spot and at the wing. Probably if I had to pick between the two you get another shooter, and get a lower paid/min big. But I think having a quality, deep frontcourt would be much enhanced by a well rested Brad Miller.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    It's a bit of a worry when our best two three point shooters may well be our two backup SFs, but what can we do? I actually like Brewer a lot next to Rose, but with a SF who can shoot. This really means Deng has to start shooting threes.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    Agreed. Deng has to shoot at least three three's a game, and hopefully by January he's hitting them at a 40% clip from that point on. If he can do this then he makes Brewer/Rose a much better fit.

    With Brewers high field goal percentage he must be a smart and able driver if he can't shoot. Hopefully Thibs will make his D even better, and Derrick's will move up to average/solid this year. If Derrick does make threes a part of his game, and can shoot even 36-38% that will be very big not just for him, but the whole team offense on the court with him.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    What happened to Luol Deng being the best mid range jump shooter in the game, isn't that the defense that eveybody has always used on his behalf. I certainly don't believe it.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    Deng does have a good mid-range game. He just relies upon it too much. I hate it when he gets the ball on isolation, holds the ball as the shot clock runs down, and settles for the mid-range shot. The way his game is right now, he's probably good for 17 ppg + 7 boards, but he's getting paid like an All-Star and those are not All-Star stats. If he would attack the basket more, he could probably get a couple more free throws to boost his scoring average.

    In terms of his 3-point shooting, he has improved, shooting over 38% last year. His first two years, he shot under 30%. In his 3rd year, Skiles told him to focus on his mid-range game ... he took a total of 7 3's that year and hit 1. Hopefully, last year is an indication that he's been working on that part of his game and has more confidence.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    I was watching some Ron's Highlights on youtube. He is gonna be sick for the bulls! Him and rose will be some batman and robin that will develop to be a lethal threat in the east, to say the least! Did that rhyme? hahahaah

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    I like the idea of having a dominant defensive team. So, i'm very happy with the Bulls signing Ronnie Brewer. Brewer/Korver should be able to balance out the rotation pretty well. With that being said, I would like to Brewer lose at least ten pounds. I don't think playing at 227lbs is in his best health interest.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    HOw about Deng for Henry. I know that is a fantasy with Gays contract.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    No way Memphis does it. With Mayo due for his extension in 2 years, they'd have three wings earning $10M+ each. They're also going to need to save money to sign Gasol after this season.

    I think the Bulls would have to offer Gibson to replace Randolph for them to even consider it.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    SUMMER LEAGUE #3:

    Dickey Johnson strikes again...8pts., 5 turnovers and 4 fouls.

    By the way, what happened to Derrick Byars? Is he hangin with Dickey too much?

    * Lucas, Almond, Samuels and Plaisted are playing the best ball on the team.

  • I really hope we're going after Matt Barnes. With Nate Robinson going back to the Celtics, I'd like to see Eddie House in a Bulls uniform. We need more 3 point shooters anyway.

  • Barnes has been on my radar for at least 2 years, unfortunately, he does not appear to be on the Bulls radar at all.

  • I like the signing but the bulls still need scorers or a shooter more specificly Unless we really think Deng is going to become a competent three point shooter.

  • Why I like this signing...and retract my Richard Jefferson suggestions haha:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv_WybjLPks

  • DICKEY:

    He's not getting any better. What can the Bulls' management do about him?

  • Looks like we're still in talks with Miller and Kurt Thomas. On PG, we're in ocntact with Rafer Alston and Jason Williams. I would take Rafer Alston over Williams any day. I would like to see Brad come back as I am no fan of K. Thomas.

  • Vedo,

    Brad Miller should be coming back. Jason Williams wants to be in Miami.

    For the life of me, I can't figure why Acie Law or Luther Head aren't getting a look.

  • Mitchell,

    Miller should be back with the Bulls soon. Any place other than Chicago would be a surprise.

    Who knows what's going on at back-up PG? It's a complete guess at this point...no pun intended.

  • Alston has a ton of talent, but he's a bit of a head case and trouble maker. He's been suspended multiple times, and I'm not certain the Bulls would want him anywhere near D-Rose.

    Of the unrestricted free agents, Carlos Arroyo and Jason Williams seem to be the best remaining choices, but rumors have Williams going to Miami.

    Of the restricted free agents, Will Bynum had a solid year with the Pistons last year, and they want him back. Given this past week with Redick, I don't I have the stomach to wait another 7 days to see if the Pistons will match.

    Or the Bulls could wait for the Cavs to release Delonte West and try to sign him. Yes, he's bipolar. Yes, he was speeding on his 3-wheeled motorcycle, cut off a police cruiser, and was found with 2 handguns and shotgun. But at least I could wear this shirt when Miami visits to play the Bulls.

    http://www.lipstickalley.com/f4/you-can-head-south-but-your-mom-riding-west-244789/

  • Isn't Eddie House more of a Point Whore rather than a Point Guard?

  • QUESTION MARKS:

    Who is the back-up PG?

    Is Kyle Korver the back-up SF?

    Where does James Johnson stand in that case?

    Who is the back-up SG?

    Is Brad Miller coming back to the Bulls?

    Can some of these summer league players make the team?

    * There are still a lot of unanswered questions for this Bulls' management to solve.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Happy,

    None of these summer league players really impress me. If we miss out on any pg's I wouldn't mind taking Lucas, but that's about it.

  • In reply to Vedo:

    Vedo,

    I'm kind of disappointed that Jerel McNeal is hurt right now.

    I thought he had as good of a shot as anyone to make the pre-season roster.

    As for Lucas, even his dad said yesterday during the game that he is a 3rd PG.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    As for the summer league....I like Almond a lot. Lucas looks to be playing really well. And Samuels is a nice big body. Bulls need to stay away from Jason Williams. I dont want anything to do with that guy. He sucks.

  • In reply to Csharp:

    csharp,

    I don't think you have to worry about JWILL. He has Miami on the brain.

    The three summer league guys you mentioned should be getting invites to training camp.

  • In reply to Csharp:

    DEPRESSED:

    I'm depressed because SAM YOUNG continues to develop and impress during summer league.

    Unfortunately, it isn't for the Bulls, but for the Grizzlies.

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    In reply to Csharp:

    I've been watching summer league too. Jason Williams doesn't suck exactly, but we don't need him.

    Samardo Samuels is more than a big body he's very skilled post player. (BTW, Samuels is NOT 6'8" as listed. James Johnson is listed 6'9" and side by side Samuels is an inch taller easy). Defensively, JJ Hickson had a field day against Samuels. Samardo is skilled but doesn't have the springs or quickness and athletic, faceup, pogo stick forwards like Hickson will probably be his achilles heel. But he has the tools to be not just good but dominant in the post. And check this out, if the Bulls put him on the roster power forward is actually the deepest position on this team. What a difference a year makes!

    I also think we should definitely bring on Lucas who is a confident point guard and a lights out shooter. I like Almond too - the guy just looks like a baller. Almond is listed as a forward, he'd be an interesting option at the 3. And bring Bouldin too. He didn't show much scoring but he gets the team into the offense early in the clock and I counted 5 steals (mostly on help d briging the doubleteam) and at least 5 rebounds. I don't think it's in the box score that way but that's what I counted watching the bulls/cavs game.

    Here's a question for you - who would you rather have on the Bulls roster: James Johnson or Derrick Byars? Personally, I say Byars because Johnson is dogging it out there. He doesn't run the floor and he just stands around when the ball isn't in his hands. He dribbles off his foot when he's not traveling or committing a charge. D-league his ass already and give some hungrier players a shot.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    TRADE IDEA:

    To OKC: James Johnson
    To CHI: DaeQuan Cook

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=25223jy

    They are slim at SF, while the Bulls need another shooter.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    EDDIE HOUSE are yall serious? has anybody on this forum ever seen eddie house play the point or even better have yall ever seen him hit a shot when Boston wasn't up by 15 or more points...dude is a waste not only can he not dribble but he cant guard his reflection....he is a clown he only gets the crowd pumped just a shorter darker version of brian scalabrine

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    Mr Swag....who do you want? Because the only thing thats really out there is Dooling, Earl Watson, House, Acie Law, Tinsley? Theres not much out there....he is kind of the best of the rest you know what i mean.

    But ya i believe big Brad will stay. He also loves his hunting that he does around here. Hes a Indinia native as well. So he still close to his roots.

    But ya, as for Josh Howard....if the Bulls want to win...taking a chance on a guy like this might be what we have to do. He can score, he can d up, he has admitted to smoking some weed during the offseason but hopefully he has grown up since then. As long as he isnt high during the game lol Im good with him lol

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    You know what, i actually forgot all about Alston. Id say he and House are probably the 2 front runners for the backup job.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    Wow u serous? Big Brad left huh? Thats his old coach down in Houston. Bulls need some help downlow now

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    Looks like the Rockets are paying pretty decent buck for Brad Miller...3 years 15mil i think.

    Asik better be ready to go or else we should go sign another big here.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    Johnson is actually 6'7'.

  • Looks like the Bulls have been in contact with Josh Howard, Tmac, Shannon Brown and Rasual Butler according to hoopshype. Hey if we want to win anything....taking on a player like Josh Howard might not be a bad idea. He is coming off a injury but to have any chance against Miami, we are going to need good players. And Howard can also guard pretty well too. He is kind of like Salmons.

    But for the backup pg, i think we need someone who can stroke the 3. I think Eddie House could be very good with backup minutes. Plus he can slide to the SG spot if we really need him too. He is a guy that we can bring in and he can score pretty quick for us. Plus he knows Thibs defense and thats a good thing. I love his energy too by the way. The guy gets hyped!!!

    We need to re-sign Brad Miller. I read somewhere that he an Noah are actually really really good friends now lol I read they went to a bacherlor party together somewhere. Plus Miller is good. WEe have no clue about Asik yet.

  • In reply to Csharp:

    csharp,

    I think the only thing that keeps Miller from re-signing is if he's pissed about Hinrich.

  • I agree with this scenario completely. James Johnson has talent, but his immaturity and refusal to focus on what he needs to do leaves me to believe we should trade him for whatever we can get.

  • Mitchell,

    I'm thinking James Johnson is getting ready to be on the outside looking in.

    Kyle Korver to me is the back-up SF, which means they need another SG.

    I like Rasual Butler, as well as Josh Howard, but the contract needs to be right.

    Personally, I would rather see the Bulls' management INVEST in a younger SG.

  • We need players who can give some instant offense like a Flip Murray, Nate Robinson etc.. When you are playing good teams like Orlando, Miami, Boston...and scoring has become difficult and when the stars rest...you need to have players who can score 8-10 points in a hurry against the second team to put us back in the game.
    Nobody in the current roster seem to have that capability..

  • Mitchell,

    Miller really loves Chicago, so unless he's mad about Hinrich being traded, he should be re-signing with the Bulls shortly.

  • Josh Howard if not for the "Up in Smoke" declarations and some of his other disruptive out bursts might have to be the guy I'd choose out of that list. It really also depends on if his knee injury was so severe that he is no longer capable of the upper tier mobility which is/was a big part of his offensive game.

    Otherwise I can't say Butler really gives me the impression of anything other then another limited ability swingman ala Devin Brown. But I admit I have not watched him play a ton. If he has a great attittude, and has solid lat quickness with a committment to work on defense then I'd have no problem with him if we can't get Barnes.

  • Stein must have it wrong. Mr Happy virtually guaranteed that Miller was signing with the Bulls during this post. We know that Mr Happy is never wrong in his predictions.

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