Potentially following in the tradition of diminutive scoring point guards like C.J. Watson, John Lucas III, D.J. Augustin and fellow Seattle native Nate Robinson, free agent Aaron Brooks could be next in line to fill the role of the next Bulls' instant-offense scorer off the bench, CSNChicago.com has learned.
Brooks was one of the better names in the list I had earlier in the week, and as Aggrey points out fits the mold of what the Bulls have sought in the past. Short and shooty, hitting nearly 39% of his threes last season (with 5.7 attempts per 36 minutes) yet only 40% from the field overall.
The PG market has been moving a bit in the past couple of days, with Rodney Stuckey (Pacers), Luke Ridnour (Magic) and Ish Smith (Rockets). The Bulls not only have merely the minimum salary exception to offer, but a presumed reduced role (and the indignity of playing behind Kirk Hinrich), so I'd say getting Brooks would be pretty commendable given those circumstances.
And Jimmer Fredette, who was not a point guard but was on the Bulls to end last season, has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. Jimmer never got a chance in Chicago, but I don't blame Thibs in the least for not bothering to. The Bulls hopefully sold a lot of shirseys though, and can now clear out that shelf for the Doug McDermott ones.