They have had a rough offseason thus far and the Olympics are a much needed distraction, but the Chicago Bulls are still making moves — albeit under the cover of the London Games.
Chicago has signed veteran guard Nate Robinson to fill out their roster. The Bulls had been looking for a veteran guard to play behind Kirk Hinrich this upcoming season and Robinson is the guy that fills that void.
For some this signing signifies the end of a painfully awful offseason that saw the Bench Mob get gutted and terrible signing be had to replace them. Although the signings aren’t the worst possible deals the Bulls made (Dark Milicic still isn’t on the team), it was not the offseason that Bulls fans were hoping for.
Robinson has put together a respectable career as a backup playing in Boston, Oklahoma City and recently Golden State. He averaged just above 11.0 ppg last season which is on par with what new addition Marco Belinelli averaged in New Orleans. But other than those two the Bulls bench doesn’t feature much fire power.
And to call Belinelli and Robinson’s offense “fore power” goes to show how far things need to be stretched to justify the offseason Chicago has had.
But if there’s one coach that can fix things, it’s Tom Thibodeau (who had yet to work things out in terms of his contract). Bulls fans are entitled to their reservations but no real judgement can be passed until the product is seen on the court in November.