NBA Free Agency: Chicago Bulls Start To Pick Through the Scraps

July 16th, 2010 by Jeff Hicks Leave a reply »
One week ago today, it appeared as if the Chicago Bulls had placed an offer for guard J.J. Redick that Orlando could refuse. That changed today, as the Magic welcomed back Redick and his new three-year, $19 million contract that will put them in the luxury tax, and then some.

Back to the drawing board we go.

In what was rumored to be the next option during the same week, Chicago snatched up two-guard Ronnie Brewer. Brewer is the third signee added from the Utah Jazz this offseason.

Outside of the odd number of former Mormon dwellers, it appears that what you see is the best that the Bulls will add to their roster going into the next season.

Redick was the last-ditch attempt Chicago made at getting a bona fide shooter to contribute to what Derrick Rose, (sometimes) Luol Deng, and new addition Kyle Korver will add to stretching the floor while on offense. Despite getting one of their prized options in Carlos Boozer, the Bulls' front office has practically struck out on what they wanted in the summer of the free agent.

You have to love what Boozer and Korver add to the Chicago nucleus, but it is clear that Brewer is not what ...

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