Bulls sign top pick

Bulls sign top pick

Post by Joe Y. Zh » Fri, 14 Aug 1992 06:50:36


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       Chicago Tribune reported that the Bulls signed Byron Houston to a
multi-year contract Wednesday. The club did not release terms of the deal,
but the Chicago Tribune said that Houston signed a four-year contract
estimated at $2.6 million plus incentives.

        He is expected to be tried at both forward positions with the Bulls,
subbing for Scottie Pippen at the No. 3 spot and for Horace Grant at
power forward.

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    I just don't see how he can play power forward with 6-4 in the NBA.

    Any comments?

 
 
 

Bulls sign top pick

Post by Bennet Ih - Sun BOS Hardware - Suner » Fri, 14 Aug 1992 08:15:59

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>     I just don't see how he can play power forward with 6-4 in the NBA.

Is he really only 6'4"? I thought he was listed at 6'7".  Well, I guess you can always
hope for another Charles Barkley who's really closer to 6'4" than the 6'6" he's
usually listed at.

-Bennet

 
 
 

Bulls sign top pick

Post by Rich Stewa » Fri, 14 Aug 1992 23:39:46


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>       Chicago Tribune reported that the Bulls signed Byron Houston to a
>multi-year contract Wednesday. The club did not release terms of the deal,
>but the Chicago Tribune said that Houston signed a four-year contract
>estimated at $2.6 million plus incentives.

>        He is expected to be tried at both forward positions with the Bulls,
>subbing for Scottie Pippen at the No. 3 spot and for Horace Grant at
>power forward.

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>    I just don't see how he can play power forward with 6-4 in the NBA.

>    Any comments?

         Charles Barkley

-Rich  

 
 
 

Bulls sign top pick

Post by Jazzy » Sat, 15 Aug 1992 00:34:02


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>       Chicago Tribune reported that the Bulls signed Byron Houston to a
>multi-year contract Wednesday. The club did not release terms of the deal,
>but the Chicago Tribune said that Houston signed a four-year contract
>estimated at $2.6 million plus incentives.
>        He is expected to be tried at both forward positions with the Bulls,
>subbing for Scottie Pippen at the No. 3 spot and for Horace Grant at
>power forward.
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>    I just don't see how he can play power forward with 6-4 in the NBA.
>    Any comments?

        How do you play power forward in the NBA?  Just ask Charles
        Barkley!

        (at 6-4 I mean)

        Jazzy J
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Bulls sign top pick

Post by Brian We » Tue, 25 Aug 1992 05:11:00

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>>Chicago Tribune reported that the Bulls signed Byron Houston to a
>>multi-year contract Wednesday.  <incredible salary stuff deleted>

>>He is expected to be tried at both forward positions <more stuff deleted>

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>>    I just don't see how he can play power forward with 6-4 in the NBA.
>     Charles Barkley

                          (listed at 6'6" but shorter, 250 lb but lighter)
Larry Johnson (6'5.5" on draft day but now listed at 6'7", 250 lb.)
Mark Aguirre (listed at 6'6" but shorter, 232 lb.)
Adrian Dantley (6'5", 210 lb.)

Each is incredibly strong and quick.  Although they are 4s at the
offensive end of the court, they usually match up against the 3s on
the defensive end.

From what I've seen of Byron Houston, he is definitely strong enough
but may lack the quickness to be in the caliber of the above mentioned
players.  He may have a good career at Chicago as a 7th or 8th man,
averaging less than 15 minutes a games.  I don't see him getting any
more minutes because he will be a defensive liability; not quick enough
to guard a 3 and not tall enough to guard a 4.

Brian West

I got the listed heights and weights from my trusty TSN Pro Basketball
1991-1992 Yearbook.
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