HoopsHype Keith Bogans rumors

February 7, 2012 Updates

He has looked at it from every conceivable angle, from every rational point of view. Still, newest Net Keith Bogans can’t figure out what happened in Chicago. He was waived and shown the door. That much he knows. The why, he’s not too sure about. “I never talked to them, they never talked to me. Only time I talked to them was when I found out I got waived,” said Bogans who made his first start for the Nets last night — ironically against the Bulls team he started every regular season and playoff game for last season. “They held me all the way to the deadline and then waived me. So that was kind of screwed up but it’s a business. [Stuff] happens.” New York Post

Bogans gladly accepted the start. On Dec. 9, he was pulled out of Bulls practice. Then the waiver came Dec. 16 shortly before his $1.728 million contract had to be guaranteed. “It definitely put a chip on my shoulder but I didn’t let it affect me in a negative way,” Bogans said. “It was surprising, when I walked in the gym they told me I wasn’t practicing, after they had seen me there all week,” Bogans explained. “That was kind of like a slap in the face a little bit…I’ve been through a lot…but never been through something like that.” New York Post

February 6, 2012 Updates

This toughness manifested itself again Monday morning, when he talked emotionally about the Bulls releasing him and eloquently about the bond he formed with his former teammates. “Those 15 guys I was in the locker room with were all my brothers,” Bogans told the Tribune. “I formed a bond with them that I probably haven’t formed with another team that I’ve played on. That was like my family. All those guys reached out to me when I got released. They were genuinely hurt when I didn’t come back. DRose, Joakim (Noah), Luol (Deng), all reached out and asked me what’s going on. I didn’t have an answer for them. “I had one of the best seasons I’ve played and that was one of the best teams I’ve played on. It was a great experience. I wouldn’t trade it. I loved played for Tom (Thibodeau). He’s a great coach with my style, defense first. I don’t know why they waived me. I get upset every time I talk about it.” Chicago Tribune

February 2, 2012 Updates

Bogans, an eight-year veteran with the reputation of a tough defender and good 3-point shooter, started all 82 regular-season games for the Bulls and then 16 in the playoffs last season. The Bulls, OK? So there are some questions that really don’t seem to have an answer: How did they really build the pyramids and why the heck was Bogans out of work so long? “I have no clue,” said Bogans, a 6-foot-5 guard with a new agent — Dan Fegan, who also represents Dwight Howard. “I just could take care of what I could, and that’s work out every day. Stay ready.” New York Post

February 1, 2012 Updates

The New Jersey Nets have signed free agent guard Keith Bogans, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. To make room on the roster the Nets have waived forward Larry Owens. "Keith will give us defensive toughness and experience,” said King. “He will add depth and versatility to our perimeter." NBA.com

December 21, 2011 Updates
December 17, 2011 Updates

The Bulls unofficially waived Keith Bogans on Dec. 9 when they pulled him from the floor moments before the first practice of training camp. They made it official Friday, days before Monday's deadline for picking up his $1.73 million team option. In starting all 82 regular- and 16 postseason games, Bogans drew criticism from fans seeking an upgrade at shooting guard. But coaches and teammates appreciated Bogans, praising his toughness and professionalism. Chicago Tribune

Bogans has drawn interest from several teams but was extremely unhappy with the way his Bulls' stint ended. "Hopefully, he can get on with another NBA team and find a home quickly," Brewer said. "He worked hard this offseason getting healthy and he was in great shape. We're a family. And that's like a brother not being on the team. We're definitely going to miss him." Chicago Tribune

December 16, 2011 Updates

As expected, the Chicago Bulls waived Keith Bogans. Bogans started all 82 games for the Bulls last season. He got pulled off the practice floor just before the first practice of training camp last week. Chicago Tribune

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December 2, 2011 Updates

Rose also reiterated his support for Keith Bogans, who started all 82 games at shooting guard last season. The Bulls own a team option of $1.73 million on Bogans, with sources indicating they are likely to pick up that option, though Bogans could play a reserve role. And that stance might change if the Bulls use their entire midlevel exception. "Keith's my guy," Rose said. "I'm rolling with Keith." Chicago Tribune

December 1, 2011 Updates

The Bulls continued Wednesday to cast a wide net, contacting representatives for Caron Butler, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Kurt Thomas, Jamal Crawford, Josh Howard, T.J. Ford, Keith Bogans and several others. Because no deals can be signed until Dec. 9, Wednesday marked a day for all teams to start gauging the market and seeing what options and interest exists. The Bulls appear to be attempting to upgrade at shooting guard while expressing interest in bringing Bogans back with his $1.73 million option, likely in a reserve role. Chicago Tribune

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