Butler intends to sign with Bulls off waivers.
Posted by Matt Moore
Well, the Bulls finally got their two-guard. After seeking an upgrade at shooting guard for months including through the trade deadline, but being unwilling to dramatically shift the roster, the Bulls will be getting the services of Rasual Butler once he clears waivers, according to CSNChicago.com.
It's an interesting choice for the Bulls, as Butler's not a true shooting guard, doesn't shoot that well, isn't that great of a scorer, and turns 32 in the playoffs. He shot 39 percent from 3-point in his last year with the Hornets two years ago, and since then his shot has completely vanished. But, Butler's long enough and could provide enough with Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer to give coach Tom Thibodeau enough optiions to survive at that spot in the playoffs. It's not a long-term solution, but buyout candidates never are.
Butler's biggest addition may be in providing backup support for Luol Deng without losing requisite length. Meanwhile, Keith Bogans will continue to stun the universe by starting for the third team in the East while shooting 37 percent. This team is rather odd when you look at the whole.