Magic Match Offer Sheet From Bulls to JJ Redick; Sign Ronnie Brewer Instead

July 16th, 2010 by Frank Gasper Leave a reply »
After LeBron James made his decision to go play with Miami, the Bulls went after a shooting guard immediately in J.J. Redick. Redick is a terrific perimeter shooter and would have been a terrific pick-up for the Bulls, but the Magic decided to match the 3-year, $20 million front-loaded contract that the Bulls offered Redick in the offer sheet. Redick is reportedly glad to stay with the Magic.

After the Bulls could not get Redick, they went after another player, Ronnie Brewer.

Brewer started last year with the Utah Jazz before being dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies and suffering a season-ending hamstring injury.

"I think the Bulls are a great fit for him," Brewer's agent, Henry Thomas, said in a phone interview.

Thomas noted that Brewer chose the Bulls over several other teams including the Celtics because of the fact that he has the opportunity to start right away and play with Derrick Rose as well as former teammates Kyle Korver and Carlos Boozer.

"He's excited about the opportunity," Thomas said.

Brewer didn't get a chance to bring the ball up the floor much in Utah because he played with former Illin ...

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