Brewer to miss Mavericks game

Per Nick Friedell

Ronnie Brewer:
(sore right hamstring) Brewer is not going to play Thursday in Dallas
and may not play Friday at home against Washington either.

The injury doesn't seem that bad if he's still questionable for the Wizards game.  However, given that this injury is an extension of a previous injury, I think it does warrant some additional concern for Bulls fans.

As I noted when it was announced that he'd miss the Bucks game, the fear is that his hamstring never recovered 100%, and he'll now have an on and off injury all season.  Hopefully that won't be the case, but it's one more thing to worry about.

Fortunately, the Bulls have excellent depth at SG even if they don't really have great starting line talent there.  The drop off from Brewer to Bogans simply isn't that severe, and Kyle Korver looked pretty good playing SG in the first pre-season game as well.

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  • Also, second sentence first paragraph: I think you meant, "- I think it does warrant some additional concern for bulls fans"

  • Hopefully CJ Watson can pick up this new system fast if Brewer will be out in small spots throughout the season. He sure struggled in his first outing.

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    Brewer's injury doesn't really impact Watson, unless you think Rose is going to move to SG.

  • In reply to bullshooter:

    Watson will be playing in spots at shooting guard, he was going to even before Brewer got injured.

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    In reply to jgingeri:

    I liked what I saw from CJ the other night even though he was having a terrible shooting night. He's probably better off looking pass first and letting opportunities to score come to him. I see absolutely no advantage to giving him time at SG however, can anyone help me out with this? Lock him into the 12-14 minutes he'll see playing behind Rose and he should be quite servicable (despite putting up pargo-esque numbers in milwaukee). Does the Bulls brass just want to use an undersized SG again for the sake of nostalgia?

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    TWO WORDS:

    Pre-cautionary measures.

  • In reply to bullshooter:

    I'm not just concerned about this, I'm downright worried. Hammies have a tendency to linger, moreso than any other injury it seems, esp. in explosive atheletes like Brewer. We no doubt have the depth to cover an absence up for a game or too, but I myself am counting on Brewer's addition to really push us over the top this year, I love his game. Against teams with a dominant scorer at the 2 or 3, Brewer needs to be in there, and needs to be explosive.

    Like you mentioned Dougie, the concern lies with the fact that this is stemming from a previous injury, and could linger all season long.

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    I wouldn't worry too much about Brewer in the beginning. Korver(albeit one game only) seems adequate if Rose plays decent defense and doesn't need help in guarding his(Rose's) position.
    As you implied, if the Bulls can get a starting caliber SG by the trade deadline...then only, we have hopes of a great postseason. Otherwise, Brewer or not will not make a big difference in a long playoff run.

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    We have not yet seen this team play together. It looked like Korver held his own at SG a couple nights ago, but that was only one game and not against anyone special. From what I hear, a healthy Brewer will be needed to defend better quality SGs when the playoffs come around. Either way, I am so excited to see what happens next.

    Anyone going to the game Friday?

  • haha.. You usually have less errors than a lot of ESPN articles, and they have an editor.

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