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Report: Thaddeus Young may ask for trade from Bulls if he doesn’t start playing more

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Chicago Bulls small forward Thaddeus Young may ask for a trade if he doesn’t start playing more minutes in Chicago, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Young is playing 21.6 minutes per game for the Bulls through 25 games. He averaged 30.7 last season with the Indiana Pacers:

According to several sources, including a teammate, Young has been unhappy with his role with his new team, specifically the minutes he’s been given, and if things don’t improve the Bulls shouldn’t be surprised if Young’s camp asks for a trade now that he’s eligible to be moved after signing a three-year, $41 million deal back on July 6.

In the Bulls’ win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, Young played a season high 32:47. He put up 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists while shooting 7-of-16 from the field and 1-of-3 from beyond the arc.

The Bulls are 9-17 on the season. They are in the 11th spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

Young, 31, is averaging 9.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists on the season. The lefty is shooting 41.1 percent from the floor, 34.1 percent from the 3-point line and just 56.7 percent from the charity stripe.

A bevy of contenders would likely have interest in Young should he request a trade from the Bulls. The veteran has career averages of 13.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists.