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Bulls sign Jannero Pargo, John Lucas as insurance

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CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 16: Jannero Pargo #2 of the Chicago Bulls looks to pass under pressure from David Lee #42 of the New York Knicks at the United Center on February 16, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Knicks 118-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Bulls had a couple of roster spots open, so they filled them Sunday with a couple of point guards just to have some practice depth behind Derrick Rose.

Veteran journeyman Jannero Pargo (who was with the Bulls last season) and John Lucas III (who has been with the Bulls on a 10-day contract this season) have added to the roster, Chris Carson reports at CSN Chicago. But don’t expect to see either of them playing.

“Both John and Jannero will be on the inactive list but it’s good to have extra bodies in practice,” said Tom Thibodeau after practice concluded. “As we prepare for the playoffs, I think it’s important to have that.

“We think they’re a great fit for us. Both are high-character guys, both shooters and it’s insurance for us. It also gives us an opportunity to rest some guys in practice if choose to do that.”

The Bulls are thinking like contenders — time to get the key guys rested and healthy for the playoffs.