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The Bulls have reportedly signed Summer League standout Malcolm Thomas to a 10-day contract.
Malcolm Thomas has reached agreement on a 10-day contract with the Bulls, a league source tells RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 18, 2013
Thomas averaged 11.4 points and 12.4 boards in Summer League, and the Bulls considered signing him afterward but decided against it. The 6-foot-9 big man out of San Diego State played in Israel for much of the year before being waived in February. Thomas had some success initially with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, but was never able to find consistent playing time.
After returning to the U.S., Thomas played one game in the D-League before signing a 10-day contract with the Warriors. He played sparingly in Golden State, although he did play 10 minutes against the Bulls on Friday, notching two points and two rebounds.
If y'all remember, Thomas has quite a bit of Taj Gibson in him, with some nice athleticism to go along with an impressive motor. With Lou Amundson ditching the team for the Hornets, the Bulls were in the market for another big man to likely collect dust at the end of the bench. Or maybe Thomas will actually play a bit? I'll believe it when I see it.