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Brown for Gray a good deal for Bulls

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The Bulls acquiring guard Devin Brown for Aaron Gray was the sort of deal that left most NBA observers scratching their heads. How the heck did the Bulls get a player that really should help them for Gray?

I can't answer that, but my guess is the New Orleans Hornets were desperate for a big man. Any big man.

Gray only played this season when games were lopsided, so the Bulls won't miss him. To be honest, I don't think he's in great shape, so I don't know how much he can help New Orleans.

Brown is a role player, but he provides two things the Bulls need in the backcourt: perimeter shooting and the ability to defend big guards. It gives coach Vinny Del Negro a fourth guard to use in the rotation.

The 6-5 Brown was averaging 9.7 points in 24.8 minutes this season for the Hornets. He was shooting 39.4 percent overall, 36.7 percent from three-point range and 80.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Bulls fans probably remember Brown because he was the guy who hit six three-pointers in the first half when the Hornets visited the United Center on Dec. 26.

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err.. we'll miss you?

finally a trade that actually benefits the team.. now if we can just convince the bears to do the same thing!!!

I saw a rumor of Salmons/Miller/James for McGrady; it would be interesting but it made me think about Aaron Gray actually getting some playing time. Now that he is gone, who is our backup center for next year? I thought Gray was a legitimate NBA center.

could of had allen iverson.

are the bulls really hoping wade, bosh, etc. are coming here? last time they couldn't get anyone to come here.

Hey K Lee you don't keep up with Da Bulls do you? First there is free agency then you must forgot about the Turkish center Asik who will be avaliable to play for the Bulls next season who is a way better player than Gray.

This is actually a good trade because the Bulls don't even use Gray and Devin Brown sometimes starts for the Hornets. It looks like Pargo is now the odd man out of the rotation, not that he has ever seen consistent playing time anyway. With there being a bit of a logjam at the 2 position, this might pave the way for another trade down the road, probably involving Tyrus and another guard like Salmons or Hinrich, depending on who we get in return... Interesting.


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