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Thaddeus Young Joins The Bulls

Free agent forward Thaddeus Young has joined the Chicago Bulls on a three-year, $41 million deal.
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Free agent forward Thaddeus Young has joined the Chicago Bulls on a three-year, $41 million deal.

The 31-year-old veteran has played for the Indiana Pacers the last three years and was a key part of the rotation. Thad can stretch the floor and use his post up game to be very effective.

Having Young come off the Bulls bench will be impactful because he can hit the occasional three and provide scoring.

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Per Game Table

SeasonAgeTmLgPosGGSMPFGFGAFG%3P3PA3P%2P2PA2P%eFG%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTS

2007-08

19

PHI

NBA

PF

74

22

21.0

3.6

6.6

.539

0.1

0.3

.316

3.5

6.4

.548

.545

1.0

1.4

.738

1.6

2.6

4.2

0.8

1.0

0.1

0.9

1.7

8.2

2008-09

20

PHI

NBA

PF

75

71

34.4

6.3

12.8

.495

0.7

2.2

.341

5.6

10.6

.526

.524

1.9

2.5

.735

1.9

3.2

5.0

1.1

1.3

0.3

1.6

2.2

15.3

2009-10

21

PHI

NBA

PF

67

45

32.0

5.7

12.1

.470

0.7

2.1

.348

5.0

10.1

.495

.499

1.7

2.5

.691

1.9

3.3

5.2

1.4

1.2

0.2

1.9

2.0

13.8

2010-11

22

PHI

NBA

PF

82

1

26.0

5.6

10.3

.541

0.1

0.3

.273

5.5

10.1

.548

.544

1.5

2.1

.707

1.9

3.4

5.3

1.0

1.1

0.3

1.2

2.1

12.7

2011-12

23

PHI

NBA

PF

63

1

27.9

5.5

10.9

.507

0.0

0.1

.250

5.5

10.8

.508

.507

1.8

2.3

.771

2.2

3.0

5.2

1.2

1.0

0.7

0.9

2.0

12.8

2012-13

24

PHI

NBA

PF

76

76

34.6

6.7

12.6

.531

0.0

0.1

.125

6.7

12.5

.535

.532

1.4

2.5

.574

2.4

5.1

7.5

1.6

1.8

0.7

1.2

2.5

14.8

2013-14

25

PHI

NBA

PF

79

78

34.4

7.4

16.2

.454

1.1

3.7

.308

6.2

12.5

.496

.489

2.1

2.9

.712

2.1

3.9

6.0

2.3

2.1

0.5

2.1

2.7

17.9

2014-15

26

TOT

NBA

PF

76

68

32.0

5.9

12.7

.466

0.5

1.5

.330

5.4

11.2

.484

.486

1.7

2.6

.655

1.7

3.7

5.4

2.3

1.6

0.3

1.5

2.3

14.1

2014-15

26

MIN

NBA

PF

48

48

33.4

6.0

13.4

.451

0.4

1.4

.292

5.6

12.0

.469

.466

1.8

2.7

.682

1.6

3.5

5.1

2.8

1.8

0.4

1.6

2.4

14.3

2014-15

26

BRK

NBA

PF

28

20

29.6

5.8

11.7

.495

0.7

1.8

.380

5.1

9.9

.516

.524

1.5

2.5

.606

1.9

4.1

5.9

1.4

1.4

0.3

1.5

2.0

13.8

2015-16

27

BRK

NBA

PF

73

73

33.0

6.8

13.2

.514

0.1

0.4

.233

6.7

12.8

.523

.518

1.4

2.2

.644

2.4

6.6

9.0

1.8

1.5

0.5

1.9

2.5

15.1

2016-17

28

IND

NBA

PF

74

74

30.2

4.9

9.3

.527

0.6

1.6

.381

4.3

7.7

.557

.560

0.6

1.2

.523

1.8

4.3

6.1

1.6

1.5

0.4

1.3

1.8

11.0

2017-18

29

IND

NBA

PF

81

81

32.2

5.2

10.7

.487

0.7

2.2

.320

4.5

8.4

.531

.521

0.7

1.1

.598

2.3

4.0

6.3

1.9

1.7

0.4

1.3

2.2

11.8

2018-19

30

IND

NBA

PF

81

81

30.7

5.5

10.4

.527

0.6

1.8

.349

4.8

8.6

.564

.557

1.1

1.7

.644

2.4

4.1

6.5

2.5

1.5

0.4

1.5

2.4

12.6

Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/30/2019.

This signing pretty much signifies the Bulls will not be targeting Taj Gibson, but Thad Young provides similar attributes to Gibson. Having him paired with Daniel Gafford in the frontcourt coming off the bench could provide exciting basketball for the fans in Chicago.

Thad Young has tasted the playoffs and has been a part of some exciting young teams. His veteran leadership should be beneficial to these young Bulls, and his talent will surely bolster the Bulls bench.

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