After a winding journey around the league over the past two seasons, 29-year-old swingman Ronnie Brewer is headed back to the place where he excelled the most in his NBA career, and that is by signing with the Chicago Bulls.
Bulls make it official: They’ve signed Ronnie Brewer for the rest of the year.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 7, 2014
Brewer, who appeared in 23 games with the Houston Rockets this season, hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since January 20th, but with the Bulls poised for a playoff run, this move could make waves. The 6-foot-7 swingman started 44 games over two seasons in Chicago from 2010 to 2012, and he provides another high-end wing defender for a team that prides itself on playing high end defense to create everything that they do.
The issue with Brewer has always been his shooting ability, and unfortunately, that is still the case. In stops with the Knicks, Thunder, and Rockets over the past 2 seasons, Brewer has converted only 34% (!!!) of his field goal attempts, and that is a recipe for finding the bench in the NBA. Still, Tom Thibodeau and company have found a way to utilize Brewer in the past, and they will have a bit of time to experiment before the playoffs.