CHICAGO — The Bulls failed to pull the trigger on a trade prior to last Thursday’s deadline, but they made their move in the waiver wire today. Chicago has had an extremely solid lineup this season but the glaring hole has been at the shooting guard position. The Bulls are hoping their new addition can patch that hole so they can sail to a championship.
It’s no secret that Keith ‘Bogus’ Bogans has not been the answer for the Bulls at shooting guard. In fact he raises far more questions.
Why is he starting? Why is he playing? Why is he getting paid to do what I’m doing right now.
Sitting down, drinking and watching the Bulls play.
Fans were beginning to become increasingly annoyed with Bogans play as of late and the front office is finally listening. The question of ‘Why is Keith Bogans starting?’ has been answered with, ‘He’s not for long. Rasual Butler is fighting for his job.’
The Bulls announced today that they have signed SG Rasual Butler off of the waiver wire. Butler is a nine year NBA veteran who is pushing 32, but even still he is a far better option at guard than Bogans. Butler is coming off a season where he averaged 11.9 points, which is great considering Bogans makes about a bucket a month. Adding Butler isn’t a superstar move or a total game changer, rather its a classic Bulls move.
Not too flashy, not too much baggage, just right to come into the game and be effective.
Butler will most likely be the fifth shooting option for the Bulls but having him just as a scoring option is an upgrade. There is no bare bottom on the Bulls starting lineup, assuming Butler starts. Knowing Chicago, Bogans will continue to start, but by adding Butler, they have put a fire under Bogans and the worse he plays, the hotter the fire gets.
This is either going to result in Butler coming in to replace Bogans in the starting lineup, or (and this would be the miracles of all miracles) Bogans improving his play. Either way the Bulls improved themselves today, no matter how small it is.