NBA Free Agency: Chicago Bulls Move Quickly Sign Ronnie Brewer

Michael GibbonsCorrespondent IIJuly 16, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 16:  Ronnie Brewer #9 of The Utah Jazz in action against the New Jersey Nets during their game on December 16th, 2009 at The Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Photo By Al Bello/Getty Images  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Deron Williams must be getting very lonely in Utah.

The Chicago Bulls have signed their third former member of the Utah Jazz this offseason.

First it was Carlos Boozer, who then helped recruit Kyle Korver, who then announced during his press conference that he was already texting former teammate Ronnie Brewer that he should join the fun here in the Windy City.

Brewer, a 25-year-old, 6'7", 227lbs shooting guard, reached an agreement on a three-year deal worth a reported $12.5 million. The Bulls worked fast to sign Brewer after the Orlando Magic matched the offer sheet that was signed by guard JJ Redick last week.

Brewer is nowhere close to being the shooter JJ is, but he does provide size and solid defense and should fit very well with the young core the Bulls are putting together.

He has averaged 10.3 points, 1.5 steals, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists during his 4-year career, which was spent mostly in Utah until the trade deadline this past season.

With the signing of Brewer, the Bulls currently have nine players under contract. All are under 30 years of age, and eight of the nine are 6'7" or taller. Derrick Rose is currently the only player under 6'7," standing at 6'3".

The biggest need now is to find a backup point guard, hopefully one that can shoot, and try to resign sweet shooting big man Brad Miller, who is in Vegas for his bachelor party with Joakim Noah. Isn't that an interesting pair?

Also, there is no truth to the rumor that the Bulls will be changing their name to the Chicago Jazz or that former Bulls player and coach Jerry Sloan will be returning to the franchise. But the way things are going, can anyone say for sure?

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