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Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

Posted on: July 10, 2010 12:05 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

The Bulls may have held back a large sum of money for LeBron, but that doesn't mean they're just going to hang on to it. Hours after signing Kyle Korver for $15 million over three years , the Bulls have also inked sharpshooter J.J. Redick to a three-year, $20 million offer sheet , Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports.

Redick is restricted, so Orlando has seven days to match. And most expect the Magic to match the offer and keep Redick in Orlando, but GM Otis Smith has said he won't overpay for him . Is $6.6 million a year overpaying for Redick, a guy that averaged 9.6 points per game? I guess that's up to Smith to decide. However, with Orlando just signing Chris Duhon this week, maybe that was a contingency plan in case the Magic lost Redick and needed backcourt depth.

But if the Magic don't match, Chicago would have a pretty impressive sharpshooting duo in Korver and Redick. It's not hard to picture Derrick Rose penetrating and kicking to either one of those guys for an open 3.
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Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2010 7:37 pm
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

I am really liking what the Bulls are doing.  Heinrich was going to get paid a whole lot of money and Redick is a better outside shooter at a more economical cost.  The inside game is looking strong with Boozer, Noah, Gibson, and if they can re-sign Brad Miller that would be a strong move.  Deng is still a quality slasher type of player who can run the floor and play athletic defense.  Than you got the floor general in Rose who will be able to find Redick and Korver for some sharp shooting.  The Bulls are looking on paper like a well rounded team with excellent defense and an inside game powered by Boozer and three point sharp shooters that will open up opporutities for guys like Deng, Gibson and Noah. 

Toughest think for the Bulls in 2010-2011 will be how fast they come together as a team.  New coach with new philosophy, and new players.  The pieces are there now they just have to play together.  Now it would be nice if they could get Luke Ridnour as a back up to Rose.  He's another sharp shooter that can provide strong minutes and push the ball which will put pressure on defenses. 



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2010 5:31 pm
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

I think it Korver and Redick are great additions.  Bulls will use them effectively and will have the bench to wear down their opponents.  Especially with Boozer and Noah being good athletes for big men.  Look for Gibson to develop as well.  I rather have these two players than Heinrich.  He has a good guy and played a lot more minutes than both Korver and Reddick.  Bulls have the coach to make all coachable players learn and play defense.  It will remind me of the old days of basketball, a team effort.  If Miami doesn't sign solid players to couple the trio, they may win the east, but playoffs would be tough against this team than can shoot. Bulls would still have some money to add further depth.  Bull
s vs. Lakers would be nice in the finals!



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2010 12:48 pm
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

I like the additions of both Korver and Redick.  The Bulls had to rid themselves of Captin Kurt's huge contract to even be in the game for the big three, and now having their choice of who they want at the guards is fine with me How bout signing Ronnie Brewer to a 4 year 12mil deal? I think he would fit in well in Coach T's system.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2010 12:32 pm
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

The Bulls are simply doing the next best thing and that is gathering up mid level players to fill an improving roster.  They are trying to build some depth (something the Heat will have difficulty doing with only a sack of pennies and some deflated balls left to barter).  As a Bulls fan I will never question the effort that they put forward in order to land James/Bosh or whoever.....If they don't trade Heinrich and simply go after just Lebron, we would have laughed at the weak effort.  As much as I loved Heinrich's attitude and effort, his salary was just crazy.  His avg ppg was somewhat inflated too especially on those 5-16 nights.  I would be interested in Korver, Reddick, and Heinrich's point per minute and shooting % stats over the last 3 years.  Oh let's not forget, Miami doesn't have a number one draft pick until the next millenium now and not a whole lot of wiggle room.  Selling your soul to the Devil (Pat Riley) can only get you so far!!



Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: July 10, 2010 9:42 am
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

Really? Are you living in a box or just sniffing paint? If the Bulls dont trade away Kirk then they dont have the cap room to go after 2 of the big 3 and then your the same meatball fan that posts how stupid they were to not even try. Their options now are to sign the players THEY feel will help them. I would like to have Kirk back too but this is how the buisness works.



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2010 8:59 am
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

From what I read in the Chicago Tribune - by no means "the source" on the matter - the Magic are currently in the luxury tax. So they wouldn't just be paying Reddick $7 million in the first year, they'd also be paying an additional $7 million in taxes. $7 million might not be overpaying for Reddick, but it's really more like paying him $14 million.

For the jaded Bulls fans that are upset that the Bulls just got shutout on superstar free agents, don't worry too much. The team has done pretty well for itself, addressing two of their biggest needs from last year. Korver - and possibly Reddick - give the Bulls the 3-point shooting they lacked last year ... and with a $12 million pricetag between the two of them, they combined to make the same money Ben Gordon got from Detroit. That's a win for the Bulls.

The addition of Boozer also gives the Bulls a solid low-post presence that they have lacked for years.



Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2010 5:35 am
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

for real?  its not like bosh, james and wade didnt have it planned out.  the bulls werent going to get any of them no matter how much they paid them.  and allen obviously wasnt leaving the celtics... i think they did pretty well considering.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2010 4:21 am
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

As a Laker fanatic for 30 years I'm loving the depletion of Western Conference players to the East. Kobe will be a year older and will need (take) any and all paths of least resistance. In watching all of the player movement and signings, da Bulls are doing an A+ job and by far have strengthed their team better than anyone else. Carlos Boozer will give da Bulls a strong body down low and he fits that East Coast muscle basketball.Watchout Eastern Conference, Boston, Orlando have been on the Radar for the last three years and Miami is everyone's favorite kool aid now. Chicago will be more than just a blip this year and are running 8 players deep now. It takes 8 (Stars and strong roll / bench) players on a team to make it thru the grueling NBA payoffs.



Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: July 10, 2010 4:11 am
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

korver and reddick are smart players with low turnovers and playoff experience. along with boozer helps the yongsters taj gibson noah rose and deng.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2010 4:02 am
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

 I am a Laker fanatic and I have to say that very quietly the Bulls are putting together a team that will challange the East. The signing of Boozer, Korver and possibly signing Reddick are very strong additions to allready a very strong team. The Bulls will compete every night and will be one of the top 4 teams out of the east and very well make it to the Eastern Conference Finals.


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