The most recent signing was the addition of forward Vladimir Radmanovic. But he is just a shooter, nothing more.
At one point, there was a theory amongst the guys (including myself) from the Bulls Cast that Radmanovic was suppose to be the replacement to Asik. This was because the better replacement in Nazr Mohammed was on verge of signing with the Brooklyn Nets. So, it seemed that he was the next best option of big men available.
Thankfully enough, with the Bulls officially refusing to match the Rockets offer to Asik, they were able to entice Mohammed back to his Chicago roots. Fans may not realize this, but he was raised here and attended Kenwood High School.
The deal is for one-year, $1.4 million, according to hoopshype.com.
Mohammed was apart of the Oklahoma City Thunder organization last season, contributing as a back-up big man to Kendrick Perkins.
He is a player that is simply a big body. He is known for his aggression on offensive rebounds, which eventually leads to his put backs.
Also, reports surfaced that the Bulls reached an agreement to sign guard Marco Belinelli. Belinelli will be signed to a one-year, $1.96 million bi-annual exception. He previous stint was for two seasons with the New Orleans Hornets.
Belinelli is a scorer. He’s not an efficient one, but he scores. He is able to shoot off the dribble on occasion. His career field goal percentage is 42.4. He shoots the three well. He’s a lifetime 39.3 percent shooter. But as he averaged a career high in minutes, he averaged a career high in points per game. Look for Belinelli to be a candidate for being the Bulls’ Sixth man.
UPDATE: Over the course of the last few weeks or so, the Bulls kept open the opportunity to resign Ronnie Brewer, but that is no more. Sources around report that he is signing with the New York Knicks to a one-year deal. On Twitter, Brewer showed his appreciation of being a Chicago Bull: “S/0 to Chicago the city, fans, and players. The organization was great and everyone I’ve come across as well. On to the next chapter.”
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