Oct 19, 2012; Portland, OR, USA;Golden State Warriors shooting guard Brandon Rush (4) dunks the ball on Portland Trail Blazers power forward Joel Freeland (19) in the first quarter of the game at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US

NBA Trade Rumors: Brandon Rush to Bulls?


So word on the street is that the Utah Jazz will eventually trade Brandon Rush to the Chicago Bulls. I can buy that. The Bulls don’t have much scoring punch on the team outside Derrick Rose. This team rose to awesome heights last season without their MVP due to their great defense.

Rush is a good defender in his own right. He is also a very good shooter at 41% for his career at 3 point range.

Now, Rush is coming back from tearing his ACL last season. And so, we don’t know where he is exactly in his game. So, is he worth the risk? I’d say so. He’s in his final year of his contract and it’s only at $4 million. It’s a low risk, high reward thing. If Rush plays well with the Jazz or the Bulls, he’s up for a decent raise.

Jimmy Butler has become a star for the Bulls, and Luol Deng has been involved in many rumors as a guy the Bulls would be willing to trade. Now, I can’t say he’d fit with the Jazz because they seem to be in tank mode. The key here is that the Bulls need a starting SG and Rush fits into playing defense and scoring that the Bulls need.

Could there be a three-way trade? Somebody takes Deng while the Bulls take Rush and then somebody goes to the Jazz. That could happen too. We’ll see.

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  • JoshFarc

    Think he’s a great fit in Chicago and Utah would be truly counting on Burks at SG and young nucleus this season and future. Unless a three team deal could be landed. I love Dengs overall game, but I want to see if Hayward can play allstar caliber ball at SF…

    Love it for Chicago if they get him on the cheap without trading deng or butler.

  • Rose4life

    Bulls don’t need a starting shooting guard! On God they’ve got the best starting lineup already in the league! Rose, Butler, Deng, Boozer, Noah, we already got a championship with this, screw Brandon Rush.

  • Jay Kelly

    Maybe if Chicago received a couple 2014 first round draft picks as well and getting atleast one of them being a lottery pick. I can’t see why they would go through with this deal, such a big risk for at best being the same as they already are.

  • Matt Wells[Herd]

    I’d be ok with this trade if we could get a pick and Richard Jefferson as well. Brandon Rush is a decent player and we could use another guard. This sounds legit so will see.