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Bulls sign deal with Keith Bogans, you can forget about McGrady now

Aug 6, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for bulls_logo.gifThe Bulls wanted a little more depth on the wing, someone who could stretch the floor.

Enter Keith Bogans, the former Spur who started 50 games for the team last year, signed a two-year deal with the Bulls. Bogans is a solid outside shooter (35.7 percent from three last year) who can be plugged in when needed and not get you a lot but not cost you a lot either. Solid deep bench guy. This is a two-year deal for $2.5 million, however only the first year is guaranteed.

What this really means is that talk of Tracy McGrady and a trade for Rudy Fernandez should die. Technically they could sign them, but it seems unlikely.

Bogans (or McGrady or Fernandez) will not get a lot of minutes Look at the Bulls backcourt now: Starting is Derrick Rose, and Ronnie Brewer, with C.J, Watson and Kyle Korver subbing them out. Bogans gets some minutes when then need a shooter and a token defender

McGrady would not have accepted that role. Fernandez complained about only getting 23 minutes a game last season in Portland, so while you could start him at the two or make him the first guard off the bench, then you are relegating solid players in Korver or Watson to few if any minutes. Are you willing to give up a first-round pick for that?

Bogans may be the best call. And he comes at a good price.

  1. Zachariah Blott - Aug 6, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    So who’s getting paychecks next year?
    Shaq – in
    TMac – appears to be out
    AI – what happened to him again?
    Here’s an examination of each of their chances from right before the Shaq signing.
    http://www.hoopskarma.com/hk/2010/8/2/will-shaq-ai-or-tmac-play-next-year.html

  2. smilesdavis - Aug 6, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Hey mannyg, where are you. anyway, my buddy found this place thats supposedly like the drudgereport for sports or something. its http://sportscomplainer.com/nba , I know how much u love that drudge thing so i figured i’d let u know. bye .

  3. Hoog - Aug 7, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    I’m surprised this site’s mods allow links to other crappy sites.

  4. Chris - Aug 7, 2010 at 12:49 AM

    This is how the Bulls want to line up.
    PG – Rose/Waston/Lucas III?
    SG – Brewer/Fernandez?/Bogans
    SF – Deng/Korver/Byars?
    PF – Boozer/Gibson/Richard?
    C – Noah/Asik/Thomas
    The Bulls would LOVE to trade James Johnson for a young SG, like Rudy Fernandez. Korver is more of a SF, than a SG. That’s why they still could look to add Rudy Fernandez or another young SG and trade Johnson in the process.
    We’ll see, if it happens.
    And don’t discard a possible trade for Carmelo Anthony involving Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, maybe James Johnson and draft picks down the line.
    Out of all the teams in the Eastern Conference, Chicago can put together the best trade package for him. Charlotte is close, but when you consider DIVISION, CITY and ROSTER, Melo might like Chicago as a long-term destination.

  5. Dave G. - Aug 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Nope, No Rudy F. for Chicago. Didn’t you read the article? Not enough playing time to suit Rudy’s desires.
    Also, you will NOT be seeing Melo leaving Denver. You just don’t see the mega stars leaving while under contract anymore. LeBron? Nope, didn’t leave. Wade? Nope, didn’t leave. Bosh? Nope, didn’t leave.
    Denver’s a playoff team WITH Melo. They aren’t a playoff team without Melo, so why trade him?
    Not happening.

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