Bulls Sign Thaddeus Young

JULY 6: The Bulls have officially signed Young, the team announced in a press release.

JUNE 30: Free agent forward Thaddeus Young has agreed to join the Bulls on a three-year, $41MM deal, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).

Young, 31, spent the last three seasons in Indiana. In 2018/19, he averaged 12.6 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, and 1.5 APG in 81 contests (30.7 MPG) for the Pacers, making 52.7% of his shots from the floor. He also provided defensive versatility in the club’s frontcourt.

However, with the Pacers apparently committed to playing Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis alongside one another up front, and with T.J. Warren joining the power forward mix as well, Young was the odd man out.

In Chicago, he’ll join a Bulls frontcourt that features promising young prospects Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter.

Having committed a chunk of their cap room to Young, the Bulls should still have about $10MM available to spend. The team is rumored to be in the market for a veteran point guard.

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