Chicago Bulls Rumors: Aaron Brooks Will Battle Kirk Hinrich For Minutes

Chicago Bulls rumors are being reported that Aaron Brooks will be signed by the team this week. Brooks played for the Denver Nuggets last season after being traded by the Houston Rockets. He averaged 9 points and 3.2 assists in 2013-2014 and has always been known for his instant offense off the bench.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Chicago Bulls rumors of signing Aaron Brooks stemmed from the team needing to add more offense. When their plans to acquire Carmelo Anthony this off season fell through, the team wasted no time in trying to upgrade their offense.

By using their amnesty on Carlos Boozer, the Bulls were able to sign Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic, giving them a much needed upgrade on offense. Also, by drafting Doug McDermott, the Chicago Bulls are positioned to improve their league worst 93.7 points per game.

It is well known that Chicago Bulls’ coach TomThibodeau loves smaller guards who can score in a hurry coming off the bench. In the past, coach Thibodeau used Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin in this role. The team may be creating some serious guard depth by signing Brooks, something they have lacked in the past.

By bringing back Kirk Hinrich and now signing Aaron Brooks, the Bulls will have five potential guards on their roster. Derrick Rose will start at the point guard position and Jimmy Butler will most likely be the starting two guard. Fan favorite Tony Snell will be in his second season and has been looking spectacular in summer league. Snell, Butler and Rose will be getting the bulk of the minutes, leaving Hinrich and Brooks to fight it out for what remains.

Aaron Brooks has an advantage over Hinrich in that he can still play the point guard position in a serviceable manner. Neither player is particular helpful on defense, but Brooks is a much better option at the point guard position than Hinrich. In fact, some may argue that the signing of Brooks makes Hinrich almost useless on this Chicago Bulls roster.

How coach Thibodeau manages his newfound guard depth will be a subject of many Chicago Bulls rumors throughout the season.

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