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Bulls looking at two guard help, but chemistry trumps all

J.R. Smith

Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith hangs from the rim after dunking against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


The Bulls are happy with themselves just the way they are, in a Stuart Smalley kind of way — they’re good enough, they’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like them.

Sure, they could use an upgrade at the two, they know that, but they are not about to make a move that could damage the good chemistry in the locker room now, according to Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo. That may well rule out the best two guard on the market, J.R. Smith out of Denver.

The Chicago Bulls are still making calls on J.R. Smith to solve their shooting guard issues, but red flags on Smith’s character have made the Bulls cautious. “They just don’t want to mess that locker room up,” one source with knowledge of the talks said. “The Bulls have too good of a [locker] room right now.”

The other problem is the cost to get a two. Anthony Parker and Courtney Lee are out there, but the price other teams ask likely would be young center Omer Asik. And the Bulls have balked at that price already.

More than likely, the Bulls are going to go into the dance with that they have now — plus a healthy Joakim Noah — and pray that the Keith Bogans/Ronnie Brewer tag team is enough.