Brandon Roy is off the board

The Bulls reached out to Brandon Roy

…and Roy has reached a verbal agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves to sign a two-year contract worth $10.4 million.

It’s not too surprising. The Bulls didn’t have that kind of money to offer Roy.

So another free agent is off the board.

The options are dwindling. While C.J. Watson and his $3.2 million team option hang in limbo — the Bulls have until July 10 to decide whether or not to retain him — the team will probably continue to look at the likes of Kirk Hinrich, Jonny Flynn, Courtney Lee and Derek Fisher.

With all the cash committed to the contracts of Carlos Boozer, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, and Luol Deng, the Bulls are going to dangerously close to the luxury tax no matter what they do. With the Rockets making a big push for Omer Asik, management is pretty handcuffed at the moment. All Chicago can offer is minimal salaries at this point. Would Hinrich — who has several teams interested in his services — take a low ball offer just to return to the Windy City?

If the Bulls are going to continue standing pat — and there’s every reason so far to believe that’s the case — it seems more and more that they should keep C.J. around.

5 Responses to Brandon Roy is off the board

  1. Fusoya July 6, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Thing is, we’ve never really seen what this team can do together due to injuries…so perhaps best bet it to use the team options and give this another shot.

    Chitown4life July 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I am so mad right now our bulls reguardless if rose is hurt or not know we need talent and players to bolster this team for when he comes back its already to roll . why can we not do a sign and trade with Asik to houston for there pick J Lamb and maybe someone else …..The numbers should work

    Michael Hsu July 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    The bulls have no chance next year with Deng’s wrist and him playing in the olympics and Rose basically gone next year. This roster is horrid without Rose and Deng.

    Deng should get surgery and let Rose rest all year. Let the youngens play and tank. Even if the 2013 class sucks it’s better to be at full strength in 2013 then have people go in and out of the line up or risk Rose having a lingering injury.

    Since Asik will walk pick up Anthony Randolph. Why wont anyone let this guy play? When he plays he’s a freaken beast. If we can get him then let boozer go Chicago has enough mid range jump shooters.

    The bulls need someone like
    JR Smith (headcase)
    Beasley (taken)
    Eric Gordon (way overpaid)
    Ben Gordon (Maybe get him back for the correct price)
    Jason Terry (taken)
    OJ Mayo (He used to be good)
    Tyreke Evans (I think Sac is done with him)
    Lou Williams (taken)

    I think Tyreke is the best option he’s not in sactowns plans anymore and when he wants to play he’s really good. Put him in a winning program and it’s amazing how much better people get (Vince Carter lol)

  4. Concerned fan July 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Amnesty Boozer to clear enough cap space to make keep korver and watson(or hinrich), sign ilyasova to replace boozers scoring at pf, then get a cheap center like stiesma from the celts or ronnie turiaf.

    Tifosi Ultra July 7, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Dont need Roy – let the Wolfs overpay him…..

    Bye Carlos for Cap space – Taj can do better.
    Like the idea with Ilysova (but not more than 10mill)…
    Captain Kirk back pls to play the 1 or 2,
    let CJ leave for him.
    Keep Kyle, keep Omer.
    Would love to get guys like Gallinari in exchange for Deng.

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