Tristan Thompson has a new home in the NBA and he’s landing with a contender in the Eastern Conference per a report.
According to Shams Charania, the Indiana Pacers are waiving Thompson on Wednesday night and he’s expected to clear waivers and sign with the Chicago Bulls. The move gives the Bulls some depth in the post, something they have needed this season.
The Indiana Pacers will waive center Tristan Thompson, coach Rick Carlisle says. Thompson will sign a new deal with the Chicago Bulls after he clears waivers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 17, 2022
The 30-year-old Thompson was acquired by Indiana from Sacramento ahead of the trade deadline last week in a deal that featured Domantas Sabonis. With Thompson landing in Indiana, the Pacers were looking to buy him out right away.
Thompson is averaging 6.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this season. Bulls players appear to be getting the news already:
DeMar DeRozan on Tristan Thompson: "Known Tristan for years. Great dude. Championship experience. Good friend of mine. Got the utmost respect for him off the court. Obviously, we all know what he brings on the court. Think it will be great addition for us. Veteran leadership."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 17, 2022
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