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Cameron Bairstow adds another boomer to the roster. Let's see if he sticks.

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Cameron Bairstow in, Spencer Dinwiddie out.  A Pistons trade we all saw coming.

You likely already know the news then, but if you need a refresher here's what our Justin Lambregtse last week wrote:

Bairstow was a 2nd round pick of the Chicago Bulls in 2014, 49th overall. Bairstow is from Australia, but he went to College at New Mexico. He was a 4 year player at New Mexico, and had a breakout year as a senior where he averaged 20 points per game. Bairstow is 6'9" and weighs 250 pounds.

Taking a closer look at Bairstow, our Steve Hinson added:

After never averaging double digits in his first three seasons and shooting just 47 percent, Bairstow exploded as a senior. He averaged 20 points per game on 55 percent shooting, carrying the Lobos to a 27-7 record. The guy who had never averaged double digit scoring only failed to crack double digits once that season.

He did most of his work on offense out of isolation, with an unusual combination of mobility and ability to put the ball on the floor for a player his size. His versatile scoring ability to knock down mid-range jumpers or post his man up also opened up opportunities to get to the line, where he was a 73 percent shooter. That's always an important factor for any player potentially backing up Andre Drummond.

BLOG A BULL PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU REALLY THINK

Blog a Bull with the toast on this trade:

The Bulls have made a trade! During the NBA Finals! It's not anything game-changing, but it's still pretty mind-blowing, because the Bulls actually traded Cameron Bairstow for another NBA player.

And:

So, while this move doesn't really mean crap, I'm calling it a win for the Bulls. I think Gar (Forman) must have spiked SVG's drink before convincing him that Bairstow was actually worth anything.

Blog a Bulls commenter CDu had this semi-stinger:

I mean, even if Dinwiddie turns out to continue to stink, it's a win

Because Bairstow was always going to stink. At least with Dinwiddie there is a microscopic chance that he can be a useful backup in the league.

Chicago Bulls trade Aussie Bairstow to Pistons -- ESPN

If he isn't waived by the Pistons, the 25-year-old could play alongside Baynes next season.

The pair are expected to be named in the Boomers' Rio Olympic squad next month, and could get plenty of game time at the Games if Golden State Warriors star Andrew Bogut is ruled out with his knee injury.

Bairstow STATS

Per Pistons.com:

Bairstow holds career averages of 1.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 4.6 minutes in 36 NBA games (three starts) all with the Bulls.

LETS GET TO SOME FOOTAGE OF BAIRSTOW

In case your YouTube is broken or you're just brazenly lazy to bother with research of any kind...


BAIRSTOW IN 2015 PRESEASON ACTION 

MORE REGULAR SEASON BAIRSTOW


SENIOR SEASON BAIRSTOW (YOU'RE GOING TO WANNA MUTE IT)

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