The Chicago Bulls' new guard, Ronnie Brewer, holds up his jersey during a news conference Monday, July 19, 2010, in Chicago. Brewer joins former Utah Jazz teammates Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) By Kiichiro Sato
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ronnie Brewer saw a perfect opportunity with the jazzed-up Bulls.
With a chance to start in the backcourt and reunite with former Utah teammates Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver, Brewer decided Chicago was the place for him. So he turned down a potential sign-and-trade with Boston for a three-year, $12.5 million deal last week.
He joins a team that's looking for more after consecutive first-round playoff losses, and he believes the Bulls' best days are coming.
He says they haven't "really scratched the surface" and is "looking forward to being a part of this team." Brewer sees "a great young core group of guys" that includes All-Star point guard Derrick Rose and top-tier rebounder Joakim Noah. And he believes with the Utah contingent in place, the Bulls "can go a long way."
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