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Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

Posted on: July 16, 2010 3:02 pm
Edited on: July 16, 2010 3:03 pm

LAS VEGAS -- The Bulls missed out on their top free-agent targets, but have quietly put together an impressive offseason. That offseason became more impressive Friday when they agreed to terms with free-agent guard Ronnie Brewer, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to

Brewer agreed to a three-year, $12.5 million deal with the final year non-guaranteed, the person familiar with the agreement said. As Royce Young points out , Brewer joins Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver among Bulls GM Gar Forman's summer acquisitions. It isn't exactly a Big Three on the order of Miami's Dwyane Wade-LeBron James-Chris Bosh trio, but the Bulls have surrounded Derrick Rose with a quality supporting cast that should put them among the favorites in the East.

With the addition of Boozer, Korver and now Brewer, the Bulls have now poached three members of the 2009-10 Jazz -- although Brewer was traded to Memphis last season. Brewer averaged 8.8 points in 58 games with the Jazz and Grizzlies and is expected to be the Bulls' starting shooting guard.

The Bulls will have something else in common with the Jazz next season: They'll have a 7-foot center from Turkey. To less fanfare than the other signings, the Bulls also brought Omer Asik to the states with a three-year, approximately $4 million deal. Bulls officials are high on Asik's potential and spent the past few weeks touting his arrival to free agents they were recruiting. The Bulls even signed Scottie Pippen, for crying out loud -- not to play, but to serve as the team's ambassador.


Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2010 11:10 am

Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

He is 52% career from the field and plays great defense
He does NOT play on ball defense, his steals come from help D(which he's good at).  His shooting is mostly inside hussle points.  Which gives him a higher %.  His "Shooting" is medicre at best.

Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2010 10:25 pm

2011 Bulls = 2010 Jazz

Three Jazz players have now moved from Salt Lake City to Chicago to join the Bulls. While I don't think it makes the Bulls the favorite in the East, it is god to remember that the Jazz won 53 games last year and only failed to win their division because they lost the tiebreaker with Denver. 53 wins is more than Boston had and it would have been good for the 3 seed in the East. That being said, the Bulls have lost Brad Miller and Kirk Heinrich to free agency/trades and are not a very deep team right now. They ought to be at least as good as Atlanta and should make the playoffs with ease, but they are not in a position to win the conference title over either Miami or Orlando jstu yet. Maybe soon, but not yet.

Since: Mar 19, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2010 10:59 am

Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

I think actually that Cleveland finishes surprisingly well and shocks all of us....just for spite. :-)

I also think that Miami goes down as the biggest free-agent *bust* of recent years, because, as one poster won't be long before people are wondering whether this is "DWade's Team" or "LeBron's Team." Bosh doesn't even figure into that picture. My money's on DWade, who I would have LOVED to see come to Chicago AFTER LeBron committed to Miami. Not that LeBron can actually commit to anything or anybody, considering how disgracefully he mistreated his home city and fans.

While I would have liked to see Bosh come to Chicago with Wade, for many reasons...the liabilities of that system have been well-stated as well. The good thing about this is, DRose can only get better, and he's already pretty darn good. I think the Bulls have put together an interesting mix that could give some people fits--Miami among them.

The Heat ain't taking the championship. They'll be lucky if they get out of the second round of playoffs. That's usually about when LeBron quits, isn't it?


Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2010 10:30 pm

Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

Agree- if the big 3 play 48 minutes a game- but by the end of the season they will be so burned out the playoffs might be one and done. The Bulls will have a better bench, not a bunch of has beens, so playing 3 on 5 part of the game won't get you a championship

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2010 2:57 pm

Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

Brewer is a great pick up by the Bulls. I don't understand the comments about him being suspect on defense and a poor shooter. He is 52% career from the field and plays great defense. All you fantasy nerds get carried away. Who cares if he fits your fantasy team? He will fit perfectly with the Bulls.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2010 10:20 am

Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

Tripp Dubb -
     How on earth is assuming that when you put Wade, Lebron and Bosh on the same team, they will win dumb and irrelevant? Since it happened, I would say it is very irrelevant. Also, I would say, arguing that they will win is smart, like everyone in Vegas is, not dumb. Can you please elaborate?
A) They haven't played a single game together yet. No the olympics don't count.
B) They don't have a well rounded roster like other teams. Meaning they have holes at the center, pg, and their bench.
C) Didn't Vegas have the Cavs favorites to win the title? All hype.
D) If they suffer an injury with their lack of depth their toast. Especially at center.
E) How in the hell do you know where the Bulls will finish? Do you know if Rose will come out better? Noah? Theories don't work. You know what works? Facts. Facts are these guys haven't won crap and are not guaranteed to finish past the Bulls, Magic, or Celtics for that matter. They could very well be a 1 or a 4th seed.

So in closing, your theory is dumb. The Bulls made a good move bringing in Brewer for defense. And Deng can defend Lebron, Boozer can defend Bosh. Tell me though, who's guarding Derrick Rose? Whose going to keep Noah off the boards? Im not saying they shouldn't be favorites because it's hype. But no one should say who doesn't have a chance to be better than them. Since they haven't even proved how good a team they are yet.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2010 1:27 am

Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

blah blah blah the heat..well lets just say tibs was pretty good shutting down bron bron and wade....boozer will be physical inside..btw..whos gonna stop howard, garnett boozer ect inside for miami? haslem?  ha...and if the heat have any injury issues they are completely screwed...all i know is that the top 5 seed in no particular order are gonna be chicago, bosston, orlando, miami, atlanta....itll be an interesting season...but whatever...itll all play out..and i wonuldnt be shocked to see the bulls go after melo at somepoint in the year offering deng and something else like maybe a pick and another player, im thinking they might not want to get hosed like clevland did, also where do you think cleveland finishes this year???

Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 10:32 pm
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Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2010 10:29 pm

Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

PERFECTLY SAID MY FRIEND! Alwways wanted Boozer ahead of Bosh knowing he would want the max...he aint worth the max contract and Boozer is DEFINATELY worth what the Bulls got him for! For all those saying the Heat are SO FAR BETTER than the Bulls....we will see....Rather have D Rose for the next 12 years than Lebron or D Wade for 5.....aint gonna be funny what D Rose will accomplish before its said n done....He has HEART which Lebron n Bosh lack........GO BULLS

Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2010 10:13 pm

Ronnie Brewer to the Bulls

I enjoy thoughtful comments about the Bulls still needing an outside shooter.   Pop quiz:  Which cornfed whiteboy set the NBA's all-time record for 3pt FG% last season?  Could it be the same Kyle Korver who signed a 3-year deal with the Bulls?  I guess some needy Bulls fans are just hoping Reggie Miller or Jeff Hornacek also sign with daBulls.
As far as Brewer goes, I prefer his poor offense/good defense over JJ Redick's mediocre offense/no defense.  I like our chances better with Brewer guarding DWade instead or Redick.
And backup PG?  They're a dime a dozen to spell DRose for 5 minutes.  I wish we could've kept Captain Kirk Hinrich at a lower price.  He'd be good insurance if DRose or Brewer were hurt.

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