Chicago Bulls: What They Should Do About Their Shooting Guard Situation

February 5th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
It's hard to watch the Chicago Bulls without lamenting their shooting guard situation. Keith Bogans contributions are at best "limited". Ronnie Brewer can guard, but not shoot—and Kyle Korver can shoot, but not guard.

What they don't have is a shooting guard who can shoot and guard.

Up till now, the Bulls have gone with a "committee approach"—each guard offering his own particular set of contributions. To some degree it's succeeded, but only marginally. According to hoopsstats, the Bulls are 18th from the shooting guard slot in efficiency differential at -0.5.

However the Bulls are dead last in the league in points from shooting guard, at a meager 12.3. By comparison one of the players often mentioned in Bulls trade rumors,  J.R Smith is averaging almost that all by himself, and he's a backup.  It's no wonder that Bulls fans want a little more scoring from that position. 

On the other hand, head coach Tom Thibodeau is happy to let defense run the parade.   He's content to keep Keither Bogans where he is, even if Bogans is neither great nor terrible.  And honestly the Bulls don't need a lot of ...

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