Bulls agree to 3-year, $41 million with Thaddeus Young
Free agent forward Thaddeus Young has reached an agreement with the Chicago Bulls on a three-year, $41 million deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
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Young, a 6-foot-8 forward who turned 31 years old in June, last played for the Indiana Pacers. He was drafted out of Georgia Tech by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 12th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
The Sixers traded Young to Minnesota in the three-team deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which netted the Cavs’ Kevin Love. Young was then traded to the Brooklyn Nets for Kevin Garnett in 2015, signed a new contract with the Nets in the summer of 2015, then got dealt by Brooklyn for Caris LeVert and a then-future second-round pick.
In three seasons with the Pacers, Young averaged 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 236 total games. He shot 51.3 percent from the field, 34.6 percent from 3-point range and 59.7 percent from the free throw line.
Young may be a strange fit with the Bulls considering they have two young pillars in Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr., two big men who need more time to develop under head coach Jim Boylen. Chicago also drafted guard Coby White with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft.