The Bulls parted ways with reserve guards Ryan Allen and Marko Jaric Wednesday afternoon to cut the roster down to 13.
Opening night rosters throughout the NBA are required to be set by 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, two days before the Bulls' 2012-13 season opener.
Allen, the younger brother of Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and roommate of Derrick Rose, appeared in just two preseason games, and averaged just a half-minute per contest. Allen also has ties to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, but the 6-foot-3 undrafted rookie out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee didn't make the final cut.
Jaric saw more time this preseason, appearing in four exhibition contests with 0.3 rebounds and 3.5 minutes per game. CSNChicago Bull Insider Aggrey Sam believes the 34-year-old veteran may not be away for long:
They'll start the season at that number. Wouldn't be shocked to see Jaric return in about a month.
Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider) October 24, 2012
Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things.
In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.
On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family.
Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather.
Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!
Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above.