The Chicago Bulls still have unrestricted free agents Michael Redd and Gerald Green on their radar even after reportedly signing Kirk Hinrich this weekend, as Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reports. Assuming that the Bulls sign Hinrich to the mini mid level exception, they'll be hamstrung financially from adding to their roster from here, though:
If Hinrich got mini mid-level, then Bulls can only sign players to minimum salaries or make trades. Michael Redd & Gerald Green on radar.— Mike McGraw (@McGrawDHBulls) July 8, 2012
Even after adding Hinrich, the Bulls could still presumably use some help on the wings. It's unclear whether they'll bring back Kyle Korver and/or Ronnie Brewer for next season, but someone like Redd or Green would presumably qualify as a replacement.
Like Korver, Redd has made his name in the NBA with lights-out shooting, but the 32-year-old has played in just 112 games over the past four years due to a variety of injuries. The Bulls presumably hope that he can re-capture some of his old magic; before the injuries, Redd averaged 24.3 points per game over a four-year span as the Milwaukee Bucks' star player.
Green has had a much different story, looking like one of the league's biggest busts before emerging with the New Jersey Nets last season. After being out of the NBA for two years, Green played in 31 games for the Nets, averaging 12.9 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game. At the age of 26, there's still some intriguing upside here.