Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 4:22 am  |  10 responses

Bulls Sign Marco Bellineli (UPDATE)

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls could soon be adding Marco Bellineli to their roster: “The Bulls did spend money on Kirk Hinrich to replace C.J. Watson and appear close to signing Marco Bellinelli to augment a bench that also lost John Lucas III. But with the Bulls finally receiving Asik’s three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Rockets on Sunday, the writing is on the wall. In the wake of Derrick Rose’s knee injury, the Bulls have made their decisions. Whether they are interpreted as basketball or financial is in the eye of the beholder. On the one hand, the Bulls will enter luxury-tax territory for the first time in franchise history. But they will do so after letting Omer Asik walk for nothing, an asset GM Gar Forman repeatedly said he would match any offer for throughout last season.”

UPDATE: The deal is now complete. Bellineli’s contract with Chicago will be for two years, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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  • RunNGun

    Tanking season for Chicago… make it happen, Kahn… I mean Forman.

  • jayrose

    Our squad isn’t that bad with the last few pick ups. Finally got some offense

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    Marco is a good pickup but letting Asik go is complete bantha fodder!!

  • Hursty

    Belly-nelly is the worst “known for a particular skill but cannot perform it ” player in the NBA. 3pt shooter extraordinaire

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Long as we tank I don’t mind.

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    Chicago Bulls are gonna need to get d.rose some REAL help @ some point. These ROLE PLAYERS, are not going to get it done.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I thought I was the only one who knew that!
    Dude is not a shooter. I don’t know how he got labeled a shooter except that he’s white and Euro. I watched him with the Hornets, he is not a shooter.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    ^being white and euro is enough

  • patrick

    Marco better be cheap

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    They’re trying to sign Malcolm Thomas too.