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Bulls Free Agency Rumors: Vladimir Radmanovic to sign on Thursday

<em>Make it rain!</em> Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE
Make it rain! Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

So if the Darko Milicic rumors weren't bad enough, a name from way out of left field has entered the fray. And from some pretty strange sources to boot. First it was Fox Chicago's Lou Canellis reporting that the Bulls were on the verge of signing 31-year-old power forward Vladimir Radmanovic. This seemed odd, because I've never in my life recalled Canellis breaking a Bulls story, or any story for that matter. But minutes later, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago reported that the Bulls had in fact agreed to a one-year deal with Radmanovic. Kaplan says the deal with be officially announced on Thursday.

Radmanovic averaged 4.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 49 games for the Hawks last season, so yeah, he's not very good. However, if you recall, he did torch the Bulls for 17 points in a game in early January, so perhaps he left a lasting impression on GarPax. And to be somewhat fair, he is a career 38% three-point shooter, so I guess he's got that going for him.

I really have no idea what the plan for VladRad would be. He's not a center, so I really don't think this would affect the Omer Asik decision. The Bulls already have two solid power forwards, so he wouldn't see much time there. As a so-called "stretch four," perhaps he could play a little small forward? Or maybe there is no plan and he's just replacing Brian Scalabrine. I'm just grasping at straws here.

And, oh yeah, he made the minimum last year. So I'm assuming that's what he would make with the Bulls (if this is actually true).