Chicago Bulls: 3 positives from Thaddeus Young addition

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The Chicago Bulls and free agent forward Thaddeus Young reportedly agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal. Here’s why it was a good deal for the Bulls.

Well, it’s finally here. 2019 NBA free agency, which is essentially Christmas in July (or June this year) in the NBA world, has sprung into action. As far as the Chicago Bulls go, rumors were running rampant on their interests.

Were they chasing Julius Randle coming off a fantastic season with the New Orleans Pelicans? Maybe it was Malcolm Brogdon? Were they in play for D’Angelo Russell, or perhaps Ricky Rubio could find his way to the Windy City?

After all, Chicago’s front office did make it well known their intent to improve the point guard position.

Instead, the Bulls’ first move was signing former Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young to a three-year deal worth a reported $41 million. Young is a solid veteran who fulfills the need for leadership and depth while also helping the team improve in the wins and losses department.

Here are three reasons why this signing is a win for the Chicago Bulls.