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Chicago Bulls Expected to Sign Familiar Faces Down the Stretch

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Veteran help is always an added bonus for any professional sports team these days. That is the case for the Chicago Bulls who look to add more than one veteran player before the regular season ends on Apr. 16.

With the recent release of seldom used forward Erik Murphy, who was picked up off of waivers by the Utah Jazz, the Bulls have shaved over $490,000 off of their salary cap, and could use that to their benefit within this week. The Bulls currently have only 12 total players and have room to sign up to three more players if they choose.

Mike James is expected to return to the Bulls after his 10-day contract was not picked up by the team in late January. The 38-year-old point guard knows head coach Tom Tibideau‘s system well after playing with the Bulls over the last two seasons. James was also a member of the Houston Rockets when Thibideau served as an assistant coach under Jeff Van Gundy.

The second former Bull expected to make a comeback is Ronnie Brewer. Brewer was a locker room favorite with the team during his first stint in Chicago from 2010 to 2012, averaging 6.5 points in two seasons. Bulls forward Taj Gibson has lobbied openly for the team to sign Brewer, and at this point, the signing seems imminent.

The third and final signing is anyone’s guess, but it should be a priority for the Bulls to expand their roster to 15 after the abundance of injuries the team suffered during the 2012-13 season.

Wally Jacobs is a Chicago Bulls writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @WJac1.

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