Monday, July 1, 2013

The Chicago Bulls target shooters in the off season

The Chicago Bulls, who many have reported as not being heavy players in this years free agency kicked off the first day of free agency with a small move. The Bulls come to agreement with free agent Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy who played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season averaged 10.5 points per game last season, and shot close to 43% from three point range for the Bucks. The Chicago Bulls who were eliminated from last season’s playoffs by the Miami Heat, perhaps learned a lesson from the San Antonio Spurs with their performance in the NBA Finals. The Spurs used great point guard play and even better three point shooting to come close to winning the NBA finals before being eliminated by the Miami Heat in game 7. With so many teams clogging the lane on defense, the ability to knock down open jump shots has become a priority for the Bulls organization.

While many teams are looking to spend their hard earned cap space on free agents like Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, and others the Chicago Bulls are looking to keep it simple. The short handed Bulls who made a nice run in the playoffs before being eliminated learned a valuable lesson last season, they needed better shooters. The Miami Heat have won back to back championships with great three point shooting from the likes of Ray Allen, Mike Miller, Shane Battier, and others knocking down open shots. The San Antonio Spurs also used great three point shooting to make a deep run in the playoffs. With so many teams focusing on stopping ball penetration to the hoop, more and more shooters are left wide open for great looks. Click here for the full article

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