The Bulls announced Thursday that they waived rookie power forward Erik Murphy, their second-round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
A familiar face, veteran swingman Ronnie Brewer, worked out Thursday at the Berto Center, according to a league source, and could be signed by the Bulls in the near future.
Brewer, who played for the Bulls in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, was waived by Houston on Feb. 22 after playing sparingly for the Rockets this season.
Signing Brewer, who is known for his defense and being a solid locker-room presence, would provide the Bulls with additional wing depth, something that would be needed for a potential first-round playoff series with Brooklyn, which features the likes of All-Star Joe Johnson, future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce, floor general Deron Williams and 6-foot-8 point guard Shaun Livingston, among others, not to mention help the team if they were to match up with defending-champion Miami, with reigning MVP LeBron James and All-Star shooting guard Dwyane Wade, down the line.
Brewer began last season as a starter in New York, but fell out of the Knicks' rotation before getting a midseason trade to Oklahoma City, where he seldom played and then encountering a similar situation this season in Houston.