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Chicago exec says Bulls are ‘thrilled’ with Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky additions

Thaddeus Young, Thomas Satoransky, Bulls

Members of the Chicago Bulls front office are excited to see Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky in The Windy City.

Young signed a three-year, $41 million deal with the Bulls, while Satoransky signed a three-year contract with Chicago as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Washington Wizards.

“We think they are the ideal third big and third guard for us,” a Bulls exec told Keith Smith of Real GM. “Thad will bring a level of professionalism to a young locker room. And Tomas is going to push our guards. He can start or come off the bench and be equally effective. We’re thrilled with these two guys on our roster.”

Thaddeus Young averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 2018-19 with the Indiana Pacers while shooting 52.7 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Young is going to come off the bench for the Bulls, who will likely start Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.

Tomas Satoransky is going to push Dunn and Bulls rookie guard Coby White in practice. The 27-year-old put up 8.9 points and 5.0 assists last season with the Wizards. Satoransky shot 48.5 percent overall and 39.5 percent from the 3-point line.

The Bulls may be able to sneak into the seventh or eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race next season if key players stay healthy and the young guys improve. Chicago will go as far as LaVine and Markkanen can take them.