Rumor: Chicago Bulls may want D.J. AugustinPosted by Inside Hoops
This season, the Chicago Bulls have been good defense and getting injured. With Derrick Rose out for the season, some help in the backcourt would be useful. Here’s the Chicago Tribune with more:
The Bulls have expressed interest in signing D.J. Augustin if the point guard clears waivers Wednesday, a league source confirmed. Yahoo Sports first reported the Bulls’ interest.
Augustin would be signed for a prorated portion of the veteran’s minimum. The Bulls are carrying 13 players and could add one without making a move. However, it’s unlikely they will keep four point guards in Kirk Hinrich, Marquis Teague, James and the possible addition of Augustin.
Deep into luxury tax territory, they certainly will pare one such guard by season’s end, when tax penalties are assessed.