With Joakim Noah out indefinitely and Brad Miller playing too many minutes, the Bulls will sign forward/center Chris Richard to add to the frontcourt depth.
Richard played in five games with the Bulls earlier this season, but was waived on Feb. 18 after the Bulls traded two players for four players at the trading deadline. But with all the uncertainty upfront and the Bulls being pounded on the boards by the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, the Bulls had to make room for Richard.
"We need our guys to get healthy," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "One guy is not gonna control the glass. It's gonna help. I thought Chris did a good job when he was here, he knows what we're doing, he's a good kid, so we'll get him back here [Wednesday]."
To make room for Richard, the Bulls will waive veteran guard Lindsey Hunter, who was the oldest player in the NBA at 39. Hunter, though, isn't going anywhere. He will remain in the organization in a role to be determined.
"Not to an assistant coach, but we'll keep Lindsey around in some capacity," Del Negro said. "We'll just work it from there."
Despite being with the team all season, Hunter had only played a total of 122 minutes in 13 games.