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Chicago Bulls reach deal with sharpshooter Kyle Korver

Jul 9, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

korver.jpgThere is the floor-spreading shooter the Bulls needed to round out their roster.

Kyle Korver has agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

This is very good deal for Chicago.

New coach Tom Thibodeau plans to bring in a drive-and-kick offense to Chicago, with Derrick Rose slashing into the lane and Carlos Boozer getting the ball on the block or elbow. But that only works if you’ve got shooters to space the floor and knock it down.

Korver is a pure shooter. He hit 53 percent of his threes last year in Utah. That was a bit of an aberration, but he hit 39 percent the two years before that. He doesn’t get to the line a lot or rebound a lot, but that’s not what you’re paying him for. You’re paying him to knock down shots.

And that $5 million a year is about the going rate for a shooter of this ilk today. The smart move by Chicago was to keep the deal at three years, not letting it drag out, keeping their risk down.

Here’s your Bulls lineup: Rose, Korver, Luol Deng, Boozer and Joakim Noah to start with Taj Gibson the first guy off the bench. Playing that Thibodeau  defense. That is a good team, a potentially a very good team finishing near the top of the East if things break right.

LeBron who? Chicago is just fine.

  1. Jeff - Jul 9, 2010 at 6:52 PM


  2. Demon - Jul 9, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    i dont think this team can win a championship but we as a fan of the chicago bulls just got awhole lot better we gonna make some noise int the east…

  3. givetheballtopaul - Jul 9, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    I think the Bulls would be a great fit for Iverson if he is really willing to accept a role that doesn’t include him jacking up 20+ shots a game.

  4. Lopes - Jul 9, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Isn’t that the only thing Iverson is good at anymore?

  5. brandon - Jul 9, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    I like the boozer signing, hes not great on def but can score down low….and they needed a 2 that can shoot. I was hoping for Allen. They should score plenty however, their def may be suspect.
    I wouldnt have minded getting Jermaine Oneal either. Bulls need a backup c/pf. They will make some noise.
    No on Iverson….he wont accept a role less than super star….and hes not that.

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