The Bulls announced that they signed Lucas III and Jannero Pargo through their email press release:
Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guards John Lucas
III and Jannero Pargo. In accordance with team policy, terms of the
contracts were not announced.
Also, KC Johnson tweeted that Boozer practiced fully today.
Barring setback, CBooz will play Monday vs. Kings. Went whole practice Sunday.
Mike McGraw tweeted that Deng and Gibson missed practice:
Luol Deng (thigh bruise) and Taj Gibson (toe) both missed practice today, but expected to be fine.
Actually, Taj Gibson's toe injury could be an issue. He says he'll play
Mon., but also might have turf toe. Wearing a walking boot today
McGraw also tweeted that Thibodeau mentioned Lucas/Pargo were coming in for extra shooting. Has Thibodeau watched either of these guys shoot recently? They're worse than what we hae by a considerable margin.
So to attack these in order:
Just don't let either one ever step onto the court. I'd almost rather not have these guys signed just so there isn't a threat of one of them stepping on the court. If Rose gets hurt, then sign one, because they'll still be sitting around doing nothing.
Whatever insignificant amount of cap room they take up is still more than I'd use relative to saving that amount to have even a sliver more at draft time to make a trade.
Carlos Boozer is back and ready to play. Hooray!
This should ease some of the burden on Rose. Boozer has his issues, and I've certainly been one to document them, but he still gives us a second iso scoring option, and he will allow Rose to rest a few more plays on offense and carry some extra scoring load as well as making it easier to break traps.
Say what you will about his defense, but I'm guessing Indy wouldn't have murdered us on the boards if Boozer was on the game.
Deng/Gibson missing practice? Probably not a big deal.
Didn't sound like either guy was likely to miss time, but if Taj's toe is hurting, I'd probably sit him next game. The Bulls should be good with Boozer back and are better off letting Taj rest than throwing him out there against the Kings whom we shouldn't need him against.