Ronnie Brewer is the Bulls’ new shooting guard

They couldn’t land Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson or even J.J. Redick, but the Bulls have finally filled their gaping hole at the shooting guard position.

According to ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell: “The Chicago Bulls agreed to a deal with unrestricted free-agent shooting guard Ronnie Brewer, according to a source familiar with the situation. It’s a three-year deal worth $12.5 million, although the third year is not guaranteed.”

Well, that’s that, I guess. Now the Bulls just need get some depth at the point, shooting guard and center (coughBradMillercough). And, honestly, they need another long-range shooter (Eddie House, anyone?). Good teams need more than one three-point threat.

I’m reasonably happy with the Brewer acquisition, and management didn’t have to break the bank to get him, which is good. But I won’t pretend to feel super confident about starting a two guard who has never been able to shoot threes. But who knows. Maybe Ronnie has been practicing this summer.

80 Responses to Ronnie Brewer is the Bulls’ new shooting guard

    tish July 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    and… Miller’s gone.

    D.Ho July 17, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    I actually like the idea of signing Luther Head. He’s got something to prove coming off his signing debacle in New Orleans, he may come even cheaper as a result, and he’s a 39% career three-point shooter who can back up the one in a pinch.

  3. RespecDaBull July 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    to get:
    PG: murray, law
    SG/SF: j. howard, barnes, or s brown
    PF: i think we’re set here
    C: k thomas

    this would be a really deep team that will would be even better than boston. i see kurt thomas being our joe smith

    Dean July 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    Matt Bouldin can contribute if he can get a chance to show it. He has great passing skills and excellent shooter.

    inkybreath July 18, 2010 at 1:16 am #

    Sad about Brad. He will do well with the Rockets, but damn, too bad. I think Etan Thomas could play hard for us a a back up – would prefer him to Kwame Brown.

    bullsfandom July 18, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    You are right Dan, the fact that John Lucas got a bunch of buckets in a summer league game shouldn’t have any meaning. But the way he carried himself, the way he dished the ball, and his basketball IQ should mean a LOT. And he isn’t some wet behind the ears rookie either as he was a bench player for the Rockets for 3 years. His tenacity and IQ are what I enjoyed seeing when I watched his game and they are the things I wouldn’t mind to have on my team’s bench (for the minimum of course).

    Wakey333 July 18, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Trade Deng to Phoenix for Jason Richardson and find a competent back-up PG on the cheap to round out the roster.

    DJ July 18, 2010 at 7:00 am #

    After the Bulls sign their backup PG: (Eddie House, Ronald Murray, Rafer Alston or Acie Law hopefully! lol)

    The Bulls should focus on getting another backup Center guy in case Omer Asik is not ready for the NBA level. Someone like: Etan Thomas, Brown Kwame, Steven Hunter or Mohammed Nazr, since Brad Miller sign with the Houston Rockets.

    Then we can finally fill out our roster with decent summer league guys like: Lucas and Almond in case 1 of our rotation guys gets hurt.

    PG: D. Rose
    SG: R. Brewer
    SF: L. Deng
    PF: C. Boozer
    C: J. Noah
    PG: Eddie House or Rafer Alston (hopefully)
    SG: K. Korver
    SF: J. Johnson
    PF: Taj Gibson
    C: Etan Thomas or Brown Kwame (hopefully)
    Backup players:
    G: J. Lucas III
    F: M. Almond
    C: Omer Asik

    We will have one of the best NBA roster with these players!

    GO BULLS!!!

    Tmoney July 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    I like the idea of signing a strong PG who can play an in uptempo offense and good passing skills with three point range, R. Alston, Jason Williams, Roger Mason,Jr comes to mind. Also we need a solid big that can rebound well, strong size (Omar looks thin), and hopefully some range on the pick and roll shot… Kurt Thomas fits the bill, Malik Allen is a secondary option. If those two wont fit, then id try Etan Thomas (he’s not a good shooter but can bring us strength and a nice banger with boozer and noah on the bench. Finally, Eddie house would be good insurance bet since he has range and knows coach Thib from his Boston days… if not, then try Pargo, AC Law, and Flip Murray, for the final spot.

    Aaron July 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    1. I’m not a Pargo fan

    2. You have to realize Pargo filled a role the wanted him to fill: Be a gunner off the bench. Yes, his personality lends itself to that but when the coach is saying “Shoot/score” thats what you try to do.

    3. The only reason I mention him is ROIC. RIOC is Return On Invested Capital. The Bulls could bring a veteran SG back like Pargo for the 10-15 spots on the bench and he will play for the minimum. This person will maybe play in 45-50 games and average about 10-12 minutes a game. This person will have to be confident enough to shoot. Will another scrub/2nd round/D-League type player contribute more or the same? For the same or less amount of money? If so grab him!

    4. I would rather have Luther Head fill this role as I too am tired of Pargo’s shot selection even if the coach is telling him to jack it up there. He’s younger, has a good 3-pt shot and plays decent defense…something Pargo hasn’t discovered yet. Head failed his physical after the GM of the team he signed with was fired. Not sure if that has to do with anything but he’s still worth a look for the 10-15 spot on your bench.

    Bam! July 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    I’ll miss Brad…

  12. RastaBull July 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    I’d been confounded as to why everyone was asking for Barnes. But I’m starting to think it would be a GREAT signing if we could simultaneously bring in a veru competent backup PG (but someone capabled of playing together with Rose for lengths as well). I really like CJ Watson. With Miller off the table, and this much remaining cap they should make an offer sheet that GS wouldn’t match. with somewhere b/w 7-9 mil left in cap I think it would be realistic for the FO to land both Barnes and CJ Watson.

    Rose, Watson
    Brewer, Korver,
    Deng, Barnes

    That would be a very sick rotation for the backcourt/wings. Maybe just wishful thinking but I don’t see why it can’t happen. (w/ miller off the table the back-up center hsould be worried about after getting this done)

    Bi July 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    I agree with most of you guys of going after a PG next as our top priority to backup D. Rose. Someone like: Luther Head, Eddie House, Rafer Alston, Flip Murray, Acie Law or Rashad McCants since he is looking for a job.

    Don’t get me wrong I like the idea of signing John Lucas III but, I don’t see him as a strong PG behind Rose, I see him as a 3rd Guard in case someone gets hurt.

    Then I also think we should go after another big guy in case Omer Asik or Carlos Boozer gets hurt. I would sign someone like: Etan Thomas, Kwame Brown, Kurt Thomas, Steven Hunter or Nazr Mohammed since these players can play versatile positions PF-C.

    Then we can fill out our roster with solid players like: F:M. Almond, G: John Lucas III and PF-C: C. Richard.

    joe July 18, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    Go after PG C.J. Watson, GSW R-FA. Low % turnovers, can score and penetrate – a good bench replacement for Rose.

    W’s just got a new owner, not sure the franchise is 100% in order and they might not match a front loaded offer.

    Watson is a luxury. He has no skills that aren’t duplicated by others [on GSW team], but is the type of reliable bench player that good teams have to round out their rotation.
    The intrigue surrounding Watson will be whether the same teams supposedly interested in his services last year (Orlando was in the lead) come back this year to see if a sign-and-trade can be worked out with the Warriors.
    Since his 09-10 campaign was an up-and-down one, the demand may have lessened a bit, but the Warriors still might get a bench player, a second round pick and/or cash back in return.

    inkybreath July 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    Acie Law looked perfectly fine for what we need. He is a young Duhon with more upside. Where people complained about David Lee’s stats, saying they were inflated being in NY – I think that statement more applies to Duhon. Law appears to have a lot of grit for such a young player and will come nice and cheap…

    L.A WOOT July 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm #


    L.A WOOT July 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    “Booz” is soft and can’t shoot over 7 footers. Bynum and Pau are going to kill them this season. I would say in the finals but lets face it, the Bulls have no chance LMAO! LOSERS!!!!!

    Jack Dunkulous July 19, 2010 at 12:32 am #

    I know the summer league is not the NBA. But Lucas can play. He spent 50 or 60 games with Houston over 2 seasons. Great shooter, good with pick/roll offense, and good defender for his size. Same with Almond. The dude has numerous 50 point games in the D league so he can score.

    But I think we still need a vet who can play both guard positions and defend. (not Murray or Pargo) Bogans can play some point and he has played with Coach T before. I don’t think GarPax will go after another restricted FA like CJ Watson. Is Acie Law playing for someone in the summer league? I haven’t seen him.

    I think Kurt Thomas would be a great pickup. He has a nice jumper, rebounds well, and high bball IQ. Just don’t believe he is near as funny as Miller.

    dno357 July 19, 2010 at 4:50 am #

    Da Bulls still have plenty of money left. I’m sure the wizards would love to dump Gilbert Arenas. Could play 1 & 2.

    Savage July 19, 2010 at 4:52 am #

    I agree with DJ at least management did not hesitate and picked up Brewer. I mentioned right after we didn’t land Redick that we needed to wrap up Brewer and they got it done. I am sure they will add some players to round out the roster and yes hopefully someone who can shoot the 3.

    Armchair GM. July 19, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    Alonzo Gee,Josh Boone,and Josh Howard.Physicality,strength & athleticism. 2 can get there own shot & play 2-3 positions offensively/defensively.Thib’s type of guys!

    Ricky July 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    How would you all feel about Rashad McCants as our starting 2 guard? he was tremendous talent and potential. I think the Bulls would be the perfect team for him to make a comeback with and help us win a few titles. He would workout great with DRose! Thats an amazing backcourt!

    Ricky July 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    I meant he has tremendous talent and potential…….oh and did I mention he is still only 25 years old!

    Ricky July 19, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    McCants, Josh Howard, Eddie House and Josh Boone….thats depth and versatility!

    Savage July 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Ricky, I agree with the list other than Boone but the others would fit in nicely for the right price. I don’t know much about McCants but after looking into it a bit he is definitely intriguing. House can hit 3’s and Howard if healthy and if he can be had at the right price could really contribute.

    inkybreath July 20, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    CJ Watson it is … The kid came in shooting at around 45% with low turnovers and leading the league in steals. It sounds like a good back up PG to me …. Excited.

    dJ July 20, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    Hell yah, the Bulls did another great job by picking up: C.J Watson. The kid is still young, he can shoot at a high percentage from 3 point land and and he can play some defense.

    dJ July 20, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    So far, I am loving this new built roster.

    inkybreath July 20, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    The management has shown that they had a good back-up plan in place, in lieu of not getting “The Third Heat” (30 Rock, anyone?)


    Barron July 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    The bulls should fin a way to get andre iguduala from philly….

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