HoopsHype Ronnie Brewer rumors

July 15, 2014 Updates
July 12, 2014 Updates

The Bulls quickly moved on, working to finalize an agreement with Pau Gasol. League sources said a sign-and-trade acquisition has been discussed with the Lakers in order for the Bulls to land the All-Star center from Spain. Though the Lakers would have to nimbly execute several transactions that started with Friday's agreement to trade for the Rockets' Jeremy Lin, a league source indicated the Bulls have discussed sending Mike Dunleavy and the non-guaranteed contracts of Mike James, Lou Amundsen and Ronnie Brewer to the Lakers. Chicago Tribune

June 22, 2014 Updates

The Bulls also are making available the non-guaranteed contracts of Mike James, Ronnie Brewer and Lou Amundsen — totaling $4 million — in all talks. If some or all of them were needed to acquire Afflalo, this could limit the Bulls’ preferred scenario of acquiring Anthony via sign-and-trade discussions with the Knicks. Chicago Tribune

June 21, 2014 Updates
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Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer has plead NOT GUILTY to DUI charges in L.A. stemming from a February arrest ... TMZ Sports has learned. The 29-year-old was popped in Beverly Hills on February 19th ... and cops say his blood alcohol level was .15 -- nearly TWICE the legal limit. TMZ.com

April 10, 2014 Updates
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On the day the Bulls took their official team picture before practice, Brewer arrived in time to be captured for posterity. He signed a free-agent contract to return to the team where he averaged 6.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists as a critical rotation piece for a team that led the NBA in regular-season victories from 2010-12. "I'm very excited to be playing with (coach Tom Thibodeau)," Brewer said. "He's a tough coach. I play hard and try to hustle. That's the type of players he likes. I'm just happy to be back with some of my old teammates. "I never needed the ball a lot on offense and I try to play as hard as I can on defense. I feel like if I do that, I can help this team out." Chicago Tribune

April 7, 2014 Updates
April 6, 2014 Updates

The Bulls' plan to add at least Mike James and likely Ronnie Brewer and possibly a third player remains on track. These prorated veteran-minimum salaries have been factored into the Bulls' luxury-tax situation. Beyond the front-office ramifications, genuine happiness prevailed. "I'm so happy for him because he works way too hard not to be in the league," Taj Gibson said. "Being a rookie on this team is tough sometimes. You really have to be patient." Chicago Tribune

April 5, 2014 Updates

Bulls management remained quiet on the possibility of signing Ronnie Brewer and/or Mike James, but sources said the team will beef up its roster next week. After waiving rookie forward Erik Murphy, it's even possible the Bulls will add three prorated veteran minimum contracts to bring the roster to 15. James is a virtual certainty to return. Signing Brewer also is being considered as a way to reduce the workload of Jimmy Butler, whose 41.9 minutes per game in March was the NBA's most. Chicago Tribune

April 4, 2014 Updates

Bulls forward Taj Gibson hopes Brewer, 29, returns. “That’s my guy,” Gibson said. “He’s a big guard, can defend multiple positions. He’s athletic and he’s a leader. He has been in the league a long time and has been through a lot with us.” Chicago Tribune

April 3, 2014 Updates
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January 7, 2014 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Since I'm getting asked again, will repeat tweet that Rockets will not waive Brewer by deadline, guaranteeing contract for rest of season. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

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