Free Agency 2010: Chicago Bulls Add Veteran Big Man Kurt Thomas

July 23rd, 2010 by Michael Gibbons Leave a reply »
Sooner or later, the Bulls were going to sign someone over the age of 30. After adding Carlos Boozer, 28, Kyle Korver, 29, Ronnie Brewer, 25, C.J. Watson, 26, and Omer Asik, 24, the Chicago Bulls signed veteran big man Kurt Thomas, who will be 38 this October, on Thursday to a one-year deal worth a little bit more then the veteran minimum.

You may remember I listed Thomas as a possible guy who might be willing to sign for the minimum a few weeks back when it looked liked da Bulls would be signing two of the "Big Three."

Thomas will be asked to fill the enforcer role on this team and replace the departed Brad Miller, who recently signed with the Houston Rockets for three years and $15 million. With the addition of Thomas, the Bulls have filled out a solid five-man rotation with the new additions of Boozer, Asik, and Thomas to go along with Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah.

Thomas will provide insurance in case Omer Asik isn't ready to fill the backup center role.

Interestingly enough, Thomas was supposed to join the Bulls back in February as part of the trade that sent John Salmons to the Milwaukee Bucks. 

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