Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Your big free agent signing: Ira Newble:
"Paxson is serious about Newble, a 6-7, 220-pound small forward with defensive skills and a team-first attitude. Newble, 28, played four seasons in the CBA before catching on in Atlanta last season, averaging 7.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 26.5 minutes." Newble likely wouldn't command the entire mid-level exception, enabling the Bulls to pursue another player, such as Kendall Gill or Voshon Lenard. The Bulls also have a $1.8 million injury exception for Jay Williams.
Ira Newble isn't that bad actually. My roomate John actually has developed a hatred of Newble because of his success against the Bulls. I think he's the only man in America who has any opinion on Ira Newble. What's interesting though is the next paragraph that mentions the signing of another off-guard, which would displace Trenton Hassell. Trent's a nice player cause he'll actually try and guard somebody, but It would be nice to have someone in that rotation slot who could perhaps hit an open 3.