K.C. Johnson reports that the Chicago Bulls are indeed interested in obtaining disgruntled 3-point marksman Rudy Fernandez from the Portland Trail Blazers, but also that they’re evaluating a trio of free agents to help their 3-point shooting. Keith Bogans, Eddie House and Roger Mason are the targets.
Bogans and Mason spent last season with the San Antonio Spurs, shooting 35.7 percent and 33.3 percent from long range, respectively. They’re essentially the same age, with Bogans already turning 30 and Mason due to celebrate his 30th in late September. In addition to being shooters, each has a solid, if unspectacular, reputation on the defensive end.
House, 32, has more experience and is a more distinguished shooter, connecting on 39.0 percent of his 3-point attempts during his career, which ranks 49th on the NBA’s all-time list. He can play either guard spot, but will not add much on the defensive end. He played for Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau in Boston, when Thibodeau was the Celtics’ lead assistant.