As previously speculated, Keith Bogans will be starting over Ronnie Brewer in the Bulls' Wednesday season opener in Oklahoma City against the Thunder, K.C. Johnson reported today at the Chicago Tribune.
Bogans will start at the two-guard, alongside: Derrick Rose at PG, Luol Deng at SF, Taj Gibson for the injured Carlos Boozer at PF, and Joakim Noah at C.
K.C.'s report added:
"He's just been solid," Thibodeau said. "He's
a very good defensive player. He spreads the floor, can shoot the 3.
He's a tough competitor. He's earned it."
Bogans beat out Ronnie
Brewer, who was slowed by a sore right hamstring and was widely
projected to win the job when he signed as a free agent. Bogans started
50 games for the Spurs last season.
The spot should be expected as Bogans' temporarily as Brewer gets accustomed with the system, making up for the lost time due to the hamstring in the pre-season.