Chicago Bulls sign SG Ronnie Brewer to 3-year, $12.5 million deal
Just hours after the Magic announced they would match Chicago's offer sheet to J.J. Redick, the Bulls found some needed depth on the wing by signing Brewer, making him the third former Jazz player to join the team this offseason. Brewer provides Chicago with an athletic, defensive minded wing player. He has started all but six games he has played in during the past three years and could earn a spot in the starting lineup if the Bulls decide Kyle Korver is better suited coming off the bench. That type of player is a pretty decent bargain at slightly more than $4 million a year.
Miami Heat re-sign C Joel Anthony to 5-year, $18 million deal
Eighteen million dollars over five years seems like an awful lot to invest for a defensive-minded career backup who has career averages of 2.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. However, Pat Riley raved about his growth since arriving in Miami and he does bring an inside presence to help protect the basket and provides the Heat with another role player to complement the Big 3. Still, $18 million???
Boston Celtics re-sign PG Nate Robinson to 2-year, $9 million deal
Part of me needs to remember that a season ago Robinson averaged more than 17 points per game. The other part recalls how sparingly he was used during the Celtics run to the NBA Finals this past season. Boston was running low on options to add some depth to their backcourt and decided to keep Robinson. I would imagine Doc Rivers will find a more regular role for him than what we saw in the postseason because at times, he did provide a needed spark off the Celtics bench. If not, this signing will not make a whole lot of sense.
No point in trading for Cousins, there's almost no chance he succeeds. 0 WRs and TEs to throw it to, so it would just be a waste of his prime years. If Shanahan reealllly wants him, wait until next year since he seems to have a rift with the Redskins. Besides, next year's quarterback class is much better if they fail to sign Cousins in FA.
I don't agree on a lot. They have so many cuts on the OL you didn't mention including Dunlap and Franklin which will save them 12+ million. Stuckey is not worth 3 million. They can make on very solid move or a couple with draft help to protect Phillip. Cruz could be an interesting pair with Allen if he can return to prior form though.