Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Bulls reach terms with Blount::
"The Bulls came to terms with Corie Blount on Monday night while saying goodbye to Fred Hoiberg, who agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Blount will sign a two-year, $3.4million deal, becoming the 15th and final player on the roster. 'We're real excited about it,'' said Mark Bartelstein, who represents Blount. 'He really enjoys mentoring the young players and had a great sense of pride watching Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler develop.'' The 6-10 Blount, 34, averaged 3.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 16.7 minutes last season, but his defense and veteran leadership most impressed operations chief John Paxson."
So that's it for your Bulls offseason. Giving Blount 2 guaranteed years seems a bit fishy, since he'll hopefully see only limited time. If he's in too much, that'll mean Eddy and Tyson are in foul trouble. And Dali still can't play. Both scenarios are entirely possible.