A couple minor Bulls related news items that you can see all over the net, but in case you missed them. Keith Bogans officially named a starter at SG against Oklahoma City to tip off the season.
Also, the Bulls picked up the options on James Johnson, Taj Gibson, and Derrick Rose. Obviously Rose and Gibson were no-brainers, but there was some school of thought the Bulls might want Johnson as an expiring.
In the end, I don't think there's much surprise with either move. JJ had a good enough preseason to warrant another year of looking at him. Right now, you can make the case that he's actually been the best bench player on the team thus far, scary as that is for the Bulls.
He also committed himself with his conditioning this summer, and he was at the berto center constantly working out with Thibodeau and the Bulls staff during the summer. In short, he took his summer extraordinarily seriously and has shown considerable improvement in physique and played well in preseason.
A poor off-season, and the Bulls probably let him go, but he did everything you could ask for instead. Nice work JJ, hope you keep it up.
As for Bogans, well, what else could the Bulls do? Brewer's played terrible, and they want Korver coming off the bench. No surprise with this move, but I doubt Bogans gets too comfortable in the spot. Brewer likely comes in and takes over before too long, at least Bulls fans should hope so, because he's the more talented guy and if it doesn't happen then there's a problem.