With the season officially ending for the Bulls last night, we take a look at the Bulls player-by-player and grade their performance this season.
Signed first to a 10-day contact after the release of Lou Amundson, Thomas made the playoff roster when the injury to Joakim Noah left the Bulls with depleted front court depth. Never intended to play much, Thomas got quality minutes from time to time, his best game coming in a late season loss to Toronto, with 8 points and 6 rebounds in 26 minutes. Outside of that, Thomas didn’t play much outside of garbage minutes. At 6’9″, he doesn’t quite have the size to play the 4, and lacks the ball control and any evidence of a jump shot to play the 3. Likely a good practice player who doesn’t cost much its possible that he could compete for a roster spot next season if they bring him into camp. But while he gave the Bulls some minutes off the bench at times, he really never made an impact – Grade: D
VladRad was brought in as a veteran presence off the bench, and when he cracked the Bulls’ rotation he proved that he does still have a 3-point shot, which used to make him dangerous as a big man. I thought he could have gotten a little more of a shot out there when the Bulls struggled to score, as he would at least spread the floor for them. But Radmanovic was too much of a defensive liability and rarely saw playing time. An 11-year vet he likely provided some leadership, but ultimately the Bulls need more guys who can contribute off their bench, and Vlad just doesn’t seem to be that guy. Grade: D+