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Thaddeus Young reacts to signing with Bulls

Thaddeus Young, Bulls

The Chicago Bulls officially welcomed Thaddeus Young after announcing they had inked the undersized power forward to a deal.

In response, Young thanked the Bulls for the warm welcome.

The Bulls, however, did not disclose the terms of the deal per team policy.

Young spent his last three seasons with the Indiana Pacers. The 12-year veteran helped the Pacers maintain their standing as a consistent playoff team in the Eastern Conference throughout his tenure with the franchise.

In 236 games with Indiana (all starts), Thaddeus Young averaged 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.6 steals while shooting 51.3 percent from the field.

It’s still unknown what kind of role Young will have on the floor for the Bulls. One thing is for sure: Chicago will try to use this season to develop a young core centered around Zach Lavine, Lauri Markannen, Wendell Carter Jr., and No. 7 overall pick Coby White.

On paper, Young doesn’t seem like a great fit for a Bulls team that is rebuilding. The 31-year old Young can certainly be a major contributor on a contender instead of a team that is still building from the ground up.

Nonetheless, the move still makes sense as Chicago needs a well-respected and professional veteran in the locker room to help their young roster mature and develop the right way. Young can certainly help them in that department this season.

Nevertheless, Young has always found a role on whatever team he suits up for. While his game doesn’t necessarily translate well to today’s NBA because of his lackluster 3-point shooting, his versatility and athleticism at the four-spot have kept him a relevant fixture in the league.