|Rights: chi||Cur. Sal.: $9.72M|
|Agent: SuperAgent||Exp: 10+ years|
|FA Tier: 2||Age: 31|
|FBPPG:||Inj: No Injury|
|Desired Salary: Between $2.79M and $41.62M|
|Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract|
|Game ET||Latest Player News...|
|Apr 11 1:16 ET -|
|Tristan Thompson: Ejected late in Thursday's loss|
Thompson posted four points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists over 15 minutes before getting ejected from Thursday's 126-109 loss to the Pelicans.
The Scoop: The veteran big got tossed inside the final minute of the game after being assessed two quick technical fouls while berating the refs. Thompson's ejection certainly wasn't the reason Chicago lost, but he's had trouble making any kind of impact since joining the team. Over 14 games with the Bulls this season, Thompson is averaging 5.9 points and 4.6 boards in 17.1 minutes a night.
Mar 25 3:29 ET
|Tristan Thompson: Reverts to bench|
Thompson will come off the bench Wednesday against the Pistons.
The Scoop: Thompson totaled 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds and one assist in 49 minutes while starting the past two games, but Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) will rejoin the lineup Wednesday. Thompson should fill a reduced role off the bench with Vucevic back in action.
Mar 9 11:41 ET
|Tristan Thompson: Torched by Embiid|
Thompson had 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 FT) and nine rebounds over 29 minutes during Monday's 121-106 loss to Philadelphia.
The Scoop: With Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) inactive, Thompson was left to bear the burden of stalling Joel Embiid. The outcome was unsurprising, with Embiid racking up 43 points, and Thompson, as his primary defender, concluding the outing with a minus-nine in the box score. However, Thompson did help offset Embiid's dominance with 13 efficient points of his own. Tough assignment aside, Thompson fills a key role as a backup big when Chicago is fully healthy.
Mar 8 1:34 ET
|Tristan Thompson: Starting Friday|
Thompson is starting Friday's game against the Bucks.
The Scoop: Thompson joined the Bulls in late February and came off the bench during his first four appearances with the team. He averaged 6.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game during that time, and he'll take the place of Javonte Green in the starting lineup Friday.
Mar 5 12:07 ET