Malcolm Thomas will sign his second 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls on Friday, a league source told RealGM.
The Bulls have long been intrigued by Thomas’ activity and length and have needed frontcourt depth due to the injuries of Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson. While Gibson returned strong from a sprained MCL, Noah has missed the past three games with recurrence of plantar fasciitis.
Thomas, whose first 10-day contract expired Thursday night, will travel with the Bulls to Dallas to face the Mavericks on Saturday. The 24-year-old forward has a strong chance to stay with the Bulls through the rest of this season and into the summer.
In Wednesday night’s sensational 101-97 win over the Miami Heat, Thomas played the final 20 seconds of the second quarter and helped the Bulls get a defensive stop heading into halftime.
After mutually parting ways with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the European League, Thomas signed with the Golden State Warriors on March 8. He has three points and five rebounds in 21 total minutes this season.