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NYKnickFanatic
11-13-2008, 02:03 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3700242


One of the NBA's best on-the-ball defenders is back in the league.

Lindsey Hunter, a 15-year veteran, signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.

Contract terms were not disclosed by the team, but a source told ESPN.com that Hunter agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract. His salary will be a pro-rated share of the veteran's minimum of about $1.3 million for players with at least 10 years' experience.

Hunter is expected to be in uniform Thursday night when the Bulls play host to the Dallas Mavericks.

He will add a veteran presence to a roster already jam-packed with guards, although the backcourt has been depleted by injuries to Larry Hughes (dislocated shoulder) and Kirk Hinrich (thumb surgery).

Hughes is expected to return as early as this weekend, while Hinrich is out at least three months. Hunter could see minutes as the backup point guard behind rookie Derrick Rose, who is averaging a team-high 38 minutes. The Bulls had been carrying only 14 players on their roster, and thus did not need to waive anyone to make room for Hunter.

Hunter spent the past five seasons with the Detroit Pistons, mostly as a defensive specialist regarded as one of the league's best at pressuring the ball in the backcourt. He appeared in 11 playoff games for the Pistons last season and recorded eight steals.

Chris Sheridan covers the NBA for ESPN.com.



What do you guys think of the signing?

DODGERS&LAKERS
11-13-2008, 02:05 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3700242



What do you guys think of the signing?

My first thought was "Another guard"????? But I know they have been losing some players to injury. So I guess its alright. I liked him when he was with the Lakers but he is getting up there in age. He wont hurt that team thats for sure.

NYKnickFanatic
11-13-2008, 02:07 PM
My first thought was "Another guard"????? But I know they have been losing some players to injury. So I guess its alright. I liked him when he was with the Lakers but he is getting up there in age. He wont hurt that team thats for sure.

He'll be a great influence on Rose.

ttam68
11-13-2008, 02:23 PM
I love Lindsey Hunter. Even in recent years with the Pistons, if you bring him in 5 minutes to pressure the ball he'll frustrate opponents and create turnovers. Great signing for any team, I actually wish he'd gone to a contender because I don't think he'll have as much of an impact on the Bulls.

DopieB
11-13-2008, 02:25 PM
Hunter was always a great player, and a good "team" player, this should be interesting. He could help Rose develop his "D" and how to lead a team.

JordansBulls
11-13-2008, 03:05 PM
Why do I think this will be the only move we make this year?

KH12
11-13-2008, 03:07 PM
Great move by Pax.

cubulls
11-13-2008, 03:11 PM
Why do I think this will be the only move we make this year?

Paxson :mad:

Eightyfive Y'aw
11-13-2008, 03:14 PM
I see Hunter as a good teacher as well, lord knows we need someone to step in.

Seventh King
11-13-2008, 04:10 PM
Why do I think this will be the only move we make this year?

Because it probably will be . . .If/when things are crap come the end of December, Pax will make something happen.

sunsalltheway03
11-13-2008, 04:18 PM
Good veteran to have on the team. Obviously he isn't going to go score 20 points, but like stated above, his experience and knowledge should be a good thing for Rose.

Aapox
11-13-2008, 05:36 PM
Why do I think this will be the only move we make this year?

Because you're the same person who wants us to trade for Vince Carter or Carmello.

_Sn1P3r_
11-13-2008, 08:04 PM
Hmm, not a bad backup. He could develop Rose into a better defensive player as well.

Draco
11-13-2008, 08:09 PM
Surprised this news got its own thread.