Since Derrick Rose became the face of the Bulls franchise four years ago, Chicago has been trying to surround the superstar point guard with top-notch shooters. According to one recent report, the Bulls' latest quarry is a former division rival who's still on the free agent market.
According to Fox Sports' Sam Amico, Chicago is among several teams pursuing former Bucks sniper Michael Redd. The 33-year-old guard is an unrestricted free agent after playing 51 games for the Suns a year ago.
On the face of it, Redd is just the kind of player the Bulls need to complement Rose (once the latter returns from ACL rehab). Redd would be an inexpensive addition to the bench while still providing valuable offense with his still-formidable catch-and-shoot skills.
However, backcourt depth in and of itself is no longer the issue for the Bulls that it has been in the past. This offseason, the Bulls have already added three free-agent guards with impressive shooting pedigrees: Marco Belinelli, Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson.