NBA Roundtable

Chicago Gets Korver

In Free Agency on July 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

ESPN reports

The Chicago Bulls have reached an agreement to sign sharpshooting free agent Kyle Korver, according to sources close to the situation.

Sources told ESPN.com that Korver, formerly of the Utah Jazz, will sign a three-year deal worth an estimated $15 million.

“Kyle can shoot the heck out of the ball,” Boozer, speaking on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 on Thursday, said of his former teammate with the Jazz. “He’s 6-7, 6-8 with real size and can shoot the ball. In practice he doesn’t miss many shots, and then in games when he’s on, he’s as good as anybody.”

Korver was the NBA’s foremost 3-point shooter last season at 53.6 percent, averaging 7.2 points for the Jazz in 52 games.

Nice signing for Chicago. Korver will give them a top shooter to go alongside Derrick Rose’s drive and kick game.

Quick Look At Chicago

A starting five of Rose, Redick, Deng, Boozer and Noah will be very good.

Gibson, Korver and Johnson to form the makings of a solid bench.

An excellent rebounding frontcourt. An inside-outside punch with Boozer and Rose, as well as a third scorer in Deng and a shooter in Redick. Redick has improved his ball-handling and passing tremendously in recent years and that is important because Rose needs some help in those areas still. Boozer and Noah are above average passers too so the Bulls can run some of their offense through the big men in the high post and elbows also. Solid defenders in the backcourt, although Redick is a bit vulnerable to size, very good defenders in Deng and Noah and a liability in Boozer. Should be enough to be a top ten defensive team.

Chicago have a nice team. They should be a contender.

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