The broken record phrase in Chicago is we’re exactly where we were last year. The Bulls are closing out the Heat for home court advantage in the East.
Even more like last year the Bulls may be adding Rasual Butler to the roster to add depth and give some must need support to an injury riddled roster.
It wouldn’t be a power shifting move to add Butler, he’s only averaging 3. 2 points per game with the Raptors and was expendable enough for them to cut him without too much of a care.
But Butler knows the system and can fit right back into Tom Thibodeau’s flow of things. With Derrick Rose out still and Rip Hamilton still a ways away from being ready to come back, the team is managing to tread water as is.
Adding Butler however, would allow Thibodeau to give some of the more harder working guys a break in games that are blowouts.
After the Bulls let Butler go in a slew of releases after the lockout ended, he took his talents north of the boarder to Toronto. But with the Raptors in the middle of a 15-32 disappointment of a season, Butler wasn’t needed.
Chicago has had six days to ponder signing Butler and they haven’t yet but the idea of adding another player for depth has been kicked around since the deadline. From Andres Nocioni to Ronny Turiaf and even Derek Fisher, the Bulls have left their options available and plentiful.
Butler is a good fit with his history in the system and with Chicago 13 games away from clinching home court advantage, what harm could a little depth do?