Chicago Bulls: Malcolm Thomas

Bulls waive Thomas, at least for now

July, 23, 2013
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CHICAGO -- Malcolm Thomas has been waived by the Bulls, but he could eventually be brought back to fill out the roster. The Bulls are waiting to see how the rest of the free agency market shakes out before making a decision.

Yahoo! Sports reported last week that the Bulls have interest in veteran center Marcus Camby. When asked recently during the Las Vegas Summer League whether Camby may be brought in to play behind Joakim Noah and Nazr Mohammed, Bulls GM Gar Forman had this to say:

"I wouldn't want to get into specific players' (situations)," Forman said. "But we do still have a roster spot to fill and we'll continue to look at the market and if we think there's somebody that makes us better we'll try to add, but at this point we're happy with the team that we have. We think Mike (Dunleavy's) going to be a real nice addition to the team and we're looking forward to getting going."

Thomas played in just 12 games last season after being signed late in the year.

Thomas finding way to make impact

April, 9, 2013
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesWith Joakim Noah injured, Malcolm Thomas has become an important role player for the Bulls.
CHICAGO -- He wasn't exactly running through a dark forest without a flashlight, but Malcolm Thomas he did have to feel his way around Tuesday night.

While still trying to learn the Chicago Bulls' system, Thomas was pressed into duty for his first extended minutes against the Toronto Raptors and offered reasons to be intrigued.

The San Diego State product, who was signed for the remainder of the season after recently completing two 10-day contracts, gave 26 active minutes after playing just one minute total in his previous 10 games with the Bulls.

"He brings a lot of energy," head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He doesn't know our system yet, but with his game, he is giving us more good than bad. He is still finding his way. He doesn't know what we are trying to do. He can overcome things because of his activity. He put some juice in this game when he came in."

It wasn't enough juice to fully overcome a slugging start as the Bulls rallied but fell 101-98 to the Raptors.

With a small window of time before the playoffs begin it seemed an overt decision by the coaching staff to see what they had in the 24-year-old Missouri native. And with Joakim Noah's status in question for the remainder of the regular season because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, not to mention other injuries, finding somebody to absorb minutes is a necessity.

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Thomas gets second 10-day deal

March, 29, 2013
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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DEERFIELD, Ill. – All it took Malcolm Thomas was 21 seconds to earn a second 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls.

That’s all the action Thomas saw during his first 10-day deal, but the Bulls signed him to a second 10-day stint on Friday.

The San Diego State product also played in five games with the Golden State Warriors earlier this season. In fact, his most action in a game this season was the 10 minutes he played against the Bulls on March 15. He has scored three points in six overall games this season.

Bulls sign F Thomas to 10-day contract

March, 19, 2013
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The Chicago Bulls signed forward Malcolm Thomas to a 10-day contract on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Thomas played five games with the Golden State Warriors this season. Thomas, 24, played in two NBDL games this season with the Santa Cruz Warriors and the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

The Bulls roster now stands at 15.

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