Bulls sign F/C Kurt Thomas

The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent forward/center Kurt Thomas.  In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

Thomas (6-9, 230), a 15-year NBA veteran, most recently played with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2009-10 campaign.  Last year, he appeared in 70 games and averaged 3.0 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 15.0 mpg and shot .476 from the field and .800 from the line.

The Dallas, Texas., native has enjoyed stints with the Bucks (2009-10), San Antonio Spurs (2008-09, 2007-08), Seattle Supersonics (2007-08), Phoenix Suns (2005-07), New York Knicks (1998-2005), Dallas Mavericks (1997-98) and Miami Heat (1995-97).  In 966 career games, Thomas has posted averages of 8.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.1 apg in 25.7 mpg.  He owns career shooting averages of .485 from the field and .765 from the line.

Originally selected by the Miami Heat in the first round (10th overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft, the 37-year old Thomas has been a member of 10 playoff teams.  In 89 playoff games, he has averaged 5.8 ppg and 5.6 rpg in 20.4 mpg.

InsideHoops.com editor says: Good move by the Bulls. Thomas can mentor Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, and teach them the hard-nosed tricks of the trade.

April 12, 2010 Milwaukee, WI. Bradley Center..Milwaukee Bucks Kurt Thomas dribbles up the court, Thomas had 6 points and 10 rebounds against the Hawks tonight..Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Atlanta Hawks 96-104. Mike McGinnis/CSM.