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Bulls sign Jannero Pargo, John Lucas as insurance

Mar 20, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

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The Chicago Bulls had a couple of roster spots open, so they filled them Sunday with a couple of point guards just to have some practice depth behind Derrick Rose.

Veteran journeyman Jannero Pargo (who was with the Bulls last season) and John Lucas III (who has been with the Bulls on a 10-day contract this season) have added to the roster, Chris Carson reports at CSN Chicago. But don’t expect to see either of them playing.

“Both John and Jannero will be on the inactive list but it’s good to have extra bodies in practice,” said Tom Thibodeau after practice concluded. “As we prepare for the playoffs, I think it’s important to have that.

“We think they’re a great fit for us. Both are high-character guys, both shooters and it’s insurance for us. It also gives us an opportunity to rest some guys in practice if choose to do that.”

The Bulls are thinking like contenders — time to get the key guys rested and healthy for the playoffs.

  1. purdueman - Mar 20, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Nothing not to like about these two minor signings, as both players have worked out with the Bulls extensively over the past year and know both their roles as well as the Tibideau’s system.

    The blog is right though in stating that neither will play (unless there’s an injury along the way, but even then they’d be behind the guys already on the roster. Tibideau believes in “units” and he has a fixed starting 5 unit as well as a fixed second 5 off the bench unit. He’s not going to upset team chemistry by inserting anyone new at this late stage of the season.

  2. dysraw1 - Mar 20, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    diffinitly good pick ups as u can never get enough leaders

  3. dysraw1 - Mar 20, 2011 at 10:36 PM


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