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- Well, how about that: The Bulls organization said they were looking for veteran free agents to help their young core grow, and that’s exactly what they did. The Bulls have already signed Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky since free agency got underway last night, and both fit well with the team’s on-court needs. We will have more on both these players as the day goes on, but make sure to go check out our original posts linked above. Hey, the Bulls could’ve done much worse, right?
- Young, specifically is a respected forward throughout the league who has developed an extremely reliable reputation over the years. Traditionally a starter, Young will now be looking at more of a bench role, but with his sense of professionalism and experience, you have to image the transition will go over relatively smoothly. After all, look how excited he is to just be joining the team (him and LaVine were teammates in Minnesota).
— Shekinah Young (@Mrs___Young21) June 30, 2019
- Also, look at how many games this man has played over the last four seasons…
Thad Young's games played/started the last 4 years:
2015-16: 73/73 – 15.1ppg
2016-17: 74/74 – 11.0 ppg
2017-18: 81/81 – 11.8 ppg
2018-19: 81/81 – 12.6 ppg
Can't deny it, he has been an efficient and reliable forward over the years. #Bulls could have done worse.
— Elias Schuster (@Schuster_Elias) June 30, 2019
- The Athletic’s Stephen Noh gave his instant grade and reaction to the Bulls’ signing here, so make sure to go check that out. Afterward, he dug much deeper into the signing and supplied a great look at what Young brings on and off the court.
- The Bulls Talk podcast then did their part and broke down the new Bulls member as well. I know it seems like a lot of information on Young, but as the day goes on everyone will be able to take a closer look at Satoransky. Patience.
- As NBC Chicago Sports’ Mark Strotman has pointed out this morning on Twitter, the letter V represents this offseason. The Bulls are becoming more and more versatile on the court.
Versatility. The Bulls keep improving there.
In three seasons, Satoransky has played 40% at point guard, 49% at shooting guard and 11% at small forward. Much more point guard last year 82%) because of Wall, but the Bulls have a bunch of backcourt lineup combos
— Mark Strotman (@markstrot) July 1, 2019
- Johnson is throwing in a good point here, one that I made sure to reference this morning as well. The Bulls now have multiple guards who can play off the ball, which provides a great opportunity to mix up this lineup throughout the game. Pretty exciting for new assistant coach Chris Fleming to work with, who has a knack for quick offensive play and ball movement.
FWIW, Tomas Satoransky and Coby White both can play off the ball. John Paxson already has said he envisions lineups with Kris Dunn and White together. So lineups with Dunn/Satoransky likely too. It’s when Dunn is off ball (often with LaVine) where there have been issues.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 1, 2019
- Speaking of Satoransky… GET UP BIG FELLA!!
Zach LaVine is now the second best dunker on the Bulls pic.twitter.com/FmqMaIqJ7W
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) July 1, 2019
- Obviously, the Bulls signed a Hall of Famer yesterday.
The Nets had a good night… but we don't see KD or Kyrie on this graphic pic.twitter.com/fv4VKgwFRR
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) July 1, 2019
- The Bulls are looking to move Kris Dunn, which should come as a shock to absolutely no one. Man, this dude has really taken an emotion beating from this franchise over the past several weeks. Change of scenery will do him some good.
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) July 1, 2019
- Bulls color commentator Stacey King is having himself a field day of positive on Twitter this morning. The former Bull had praise aplenty for the offseason moves thus far. Oh, and he is fighting off all White haters, so we should all appreciate him.
Obviously you haven’t seen this kid play? Go check him out on video…..He’s no slouch kid trust me on that! He can gooooo! https://t.co/oI2Ftfe0pP
— Stacey King (@Stacey21King) July 1, 2019