Bulls round out roster by signing Keith Bogans



The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of free agent guard/forward Keith Bogans. Sources say the deal for the University of Kentucky product is two years, with only one guaranteed. Bulls.com writer Sam Smith reported that the deal is worth about $2.5 million.

Bogans (6-5, 215) has been in the NBA for seven years, spending last season with San Antonio.

He played in every game but three for the Spurs last season, starting 50 games and averaging 4.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 19.7 mpg,  .403 fg%, .357 3pt fg%, 727 ft%. The Washington, D.C. native was selected in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft out of UK by the Milwaukee Bucks.

By Paul M. Banks

The 30-year old has played in 504 regular-season contests (227 starts), averaging 7.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 1.4 apg in his 22.8 mpg.  His career shooting averages: .394 from the field, .351 from behind the arc and .721 from the line.  In addition to his stint in San Antonio, he has also played for Orlando (thrice), Charlotte (twice), Houston and Milwaukee.

He’s bounced around a ton but he’s also been a member of two playoff teams (Orlando in 2008, San Antonio in 2010), playing in 18 NBA playoff games. His postseason numbers read: 4.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.7 apg, 19.3 mpg, and shot .346 from the field, .314 from downtown and .727 from the line.

Today’s transaction fills out Chicago’s roster at 12.

Written by Paul M. Banks, President and CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Chicago Tribune’s blog network, Walter Football.com, the Washington Times Communities, Yardbarker Network, and Fox Sports.com

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