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Brown for Gray a good deal for Bulls
The Bulls acquiring guard Devin Brown for Aaron Gray was the sort of deal that left most NBA observers scratching their heads. How the heck did the Bulls get a player that really should help them for Gray?
I can’t answer that, but my guess is the New Orleans Hornets were desperate for a big man. Any big man.
Gray only played this season when games were lopsided, so the Bulls won’t miss him. To be honest, I don’t think he’s in great shape, so I don’t know how much he can help New Orleans.
Brown is a role player, but he provides two things the Bulls need in the backcourt: perimeter shooting and the ability to defend big guards. It gives coach Vinny Del Negro a fourth guard to use in the rotation.
The 6-5 Brown was averaging 9.7 points in 24.8 minutes this season for the Hornets. He was shooting 39.4 percent overall, 36.7 percent from three-point range and 80.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Bulls fans probably remember Brown because he was the guy who hit six three-pointers in the first half when the Hornets visited the United Center on Dec. 26.