Dec 15, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Ronnie Brewer (11) moves the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) defends during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls to sign Mike James, Ronnie Brewer?


After the Chicago Bulls waived rookie forward Erick Murphy in what is most likely an attempt to get out of his salary, which is partially guaranteed for the 2014-15 season, speculation about who the Bulls could sign to replace him on the roster began.

Although whoever the Bulls sign in the offseason will not be eligible to play in the postseason,getting a few extra bodies to rest their stars and help in practice obviously couldn’t hurt.

The two names that have come up in connection with the Bulls should be very familiar to Bulls’ fans.

The team could sign a pair of guards in Mike James and Ronnie Brewer.

James has had two stints with the Bulls, appearing in 11 games during the 2011-12 season and in 11 games earlier this season, in which he averaged 1.0 points, 1.5 assists and 0.6 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per game.

Brewer played with the Bulls during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

He left the Bulls to sign with the New York Knicks and wound up with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He signed with the Rockets earlier this season, but things did not work out.

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