Bulls sign familiar face Ronnie Brewer

Bulls sign familiar face Ronnie Brewer
April 7, 2014, 12:15 pm
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As expected, the Bulls signed veteran swingman Ronnie Brewer for the remainder of the season.

While the official announcement was made Monday, the addition was foreshadowed by the team waiving rookie Erik Murphy last week.

Additionally, Brewer worked out for the team Thursday — the same day Murphy, who was claimed off waivers Saturday by Utah, was released — at the Berto Center.

[MORE: Utah Jazz claim Erik Murphy; Bulls receive cap relief]

Brewer, of course, played for the Bulls for two seasons and was a starter in New York last season before falling out of the Knicks' rotation, getting traded to Oklahoma City and after being signed by Houston over the summer, playing sparingly for the Rockets this season, leading up to his release in February.

Because he was waived before March 1, Brewer will be eligible for the playoffs — per league rules, free agents must not be on an NBA roster by that date to participate in the postseason — and due to his defensive prowess, it would be unsurprising that after getting back into game shape, if he were to siphon some of rookie Tony Snell's playing time on the wing, particularly if the Bulls matched up with Brooklyn, featuring the likes of All-Star small forward Joe Johnson, future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce and 6-foot-8 point guard Shaun Livingston.