Dec 29, 2010, 9:58 AM EST
The Chicago Bulls have some pieces — a dynamic point guard, a power forward who can score inside and out, a rebounding and defense focused center (who is out injured), some quality role players.
What they want is a shooting guard who can fit next to Derrick Rose. That’s what they are working hard to trade for and they are considering Stephen Jackson from Charlotte and O.J. Mayo from Memphis according to the Chicago Tribune.
“Jackson is a better shooter and probably is a better fit alongside Rose,” (former USC and NBA assistant coach Kevin) O’Neill said. “Mayo is more of a slasher and wants the ball in his hands to take it to the basket, which takes the ball out of Rose’s hands. (That’s why) Jackson is probably a better complement to Rose.”
The Bulls definitely need a guy at the two who can catch-and-shoot on offense. Jackson is shooting 38.1 percent this season on spot up jumpers but 35.4 percent from three (according to Synergy Sports). Not fantastic but not bad from deep, and he brings some other ways to score to the table.
Mayo, for the record, is shooting 36.3 percent on spot ups but 37.9 percent from three in that situation, and scores slightly more points per possession that way than Jackson.
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