Chicago Bulls Waive Tony Bradley to Make Room for Patrick Beverley

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Chicago Bulls Expected to Waive Tony Bradley to Make Room for Patrick Beverley

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Less than 24 hours after news broke that Patrick Beverley would join the Chicago Bulls, the organization has officially cleared a roster spot.

The Bulls had 15 players under contract and had to send one player to the waiver wire. Both Goran Dragic and Tony Bradley felt like the most likely culprits, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has confirmed that Bradley has been named the odd man out.

According to Woj, there still is a market for reserve centers, which means Bradley could be landing somewhere on a buyout deal soon.

Bradley appeared in just 12 games for the team this season, failing to ever reach 5 minutes of action in any contest. While he did make it into 55 games during his first season in Chicago last year, he clearly fell out of favor with the coaching staff as the months went on. The franchise went on to sign Tristan Thompson to a buyout deal before eventually turning to Andre Drummond on a two-year contract this summer.

Meanwhile, the Bulls will hold onto Dragic. Despite the team adding *another* guard and the veteran struggling to perform at the same level he did earlier in the season, his veteran experience is likely respected on and off the court. If the Bulls do end up making a push for the postseason, it can’t hurt to have someone like Dragic as an option off the bench.

Anyway, for more on the Beverley signing and what he might bring to the table, make sure to check out our post below:

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.