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    MJ and Lou gonna lead us through the playoffs

    Sources: Bulls to sign veterans Mike James, Lou Amundson
    April 9, 2014, 8:15 pm


    It appears the Bulls aren't completely done with their late-season roster maneuvers.

    A pair of veterans who have played for the team in the past, point guard Mike James and power forward Lou Amundson, will be signing with the Bulls in the near future, according to a league source.

    James played for the Bulls earlier this season and Amundson, who played for New Orleans earlier in the campaign, was briefly on the team last season.

    Both players would be playoff-eligible because neither was on an NBA roster on March 1.

    [RELATED: Ronnie Brewer back in the fold for the Bulls]

    After adding another familiar face, swingman Ronnie Brewer, the impending signings of James and Amundson would put the Bulls at the limit of 15 players on the roster heading into the postseason.

    James, who is very familiar with Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau's system, would likely be the team's third point guard behind starter Kirk Hinrich and backup D.J. Augustin, meaning another in-season acquisition, Jimmer Fredette, is probably regarded as more of a an off-the-ball spot-up shooter and not a primary ballhandler.

    Amundson would give the Bulls another body on the interior, providing depth behind starting power forward Carlos Boozer and sixth man Taj Gibson.

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    Bring out the towels for these boys to waive!

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    I think Amundson is a solid bench guy, not likely to play this season though.

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    Good third stringers

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    Looks like we are gearing up to sweep the playoffs and the finals. Sit back and enjoy the ride boys.....we will all be Witnesses.

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    good deal,adds depth for the final push

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    I can't believe we might hit 50 games this year. That is just mindblowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effen5 View Post
    I can't believe we might hit 50 games this year. That is just mindblowing.
    Incredible how we went from #tankforparker to #wecanbeatindiana. lol, thibs is just that good. Also the FO made some incredible moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboDEEZsmoke View Post
    Good third stringers
    this. With our injury history, they could become valuable players

    Quote Originally Posted by Shammyguy3 View Post
    Bring out the towels for these boys to waive!
    lmao
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    sounds good to me, still dont think Mike james has any place on this team though, would hope freddete would outplay him.


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    K.C. Johnson ‏@KCJHoop 8m
    Thibodeau said Wednesday the rotation is set. These signings are injury insurance and possible trade parts for this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezio View Post
    K.C. Johnson ‏@KCJHoop 8m
    Thibodeau said Wednesday the rotation is set. These signings are injury insurance and possible trade parts for this summer.

    Sam Smith talked about them as trade pieces for this summer too, which is interesting.


    The Bulls stayed with their regular rotation, which Thibodeau indicated they would the rest of the way. That left newcomer/veteran Ronnie Brewer on the bench, where he will be joined later this week by former Bulls Mike James and Lou Amundson. That will bring the roster to a maximum 15, and while those players would be available in emergencies as playoff qualified, the moves are more an interesting innovation from the Bulls.

    Because all are veterans with at least seven years, they come at a higher salary rate than, say, second round picks or D-League players. Because all have been with the Bulls previously they are unlikely to cause any chemistry issues with a team playing well and should fit in seamlessly. But perhaps more importantly, their contracts under the new collective bargaining agreement can be combined in the summer to potentially put the Bulls in position to add a higher salaried player that might have previously been out of reach without their additions. Itís a complex formula, but with their unguaranteed contracts they could be included in deals to provide more salary on the Bulls side for a potential match. It also helps the players as they could be in deals and again find themselves on rosters and in the playoffs.

    Win/win. Itís what the Bulls have been doing lately. Which is pretty important this time of year.
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    they wont be signed long enough to be trade pieces

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    Pretty sure they signed a 2-year deal (2nd year unguaranteed) then. That way they can either be added to a deal to make it work and their new team can waive them. I believe it's pretty common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KH12 View Post
    Pretty sure they signed a 2-year deal (2nd year unguaranteed) then. That way they can either be added to a deal to make it work and their new team can waive them. I believe it's pretty common.
    wow,good deal,though it was just for the rest of the year

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    Is MJ Thibs' Pargo?

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