Tristan Thompson will be signed by the Chicago Bulls and Pacers will waive him, Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said

The PacersWill be waived Tristan ThompsonOn Thursday, the veteran big man will sign an agreement with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said Wednesday night.

Carlisle, following the Pacers' 113 -108 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers, announced the news in an unexpected moment Washington WizardsIndianapolis

Thompson was part of the blockbuster deal that sent Thompson to the Pacers last Wednesday. Domantas SabonisTo the Sacramento Kings.

He was part of four games for Indiana. His 17 points against the Wizards Wednesday night was his best performance since the trade.

Carlisle stated that he thanked Carlisle for all he did for us over the past six to seven days. He brought a high degree of professionalism and has done a great job.

“I don’t mind announcing that it’s happening because it’s going down and what the hell. It's okay to tell the truth. It's rare to be able to express gratitude to a man in front of his team. These guys are very respectful of each other and have a lot to be proud of him.

Thompson, 30, appeared in 30 games before the deal was made. He averaged four points and four rebound per 15 minutes.

Bulls coach Billy DonovanThompson's comment after the team's win against the Kings of 125-118 on Wednesday night was not commented upon. He said he hadn’t seen Carlisle’s comments.

Chicago is still looking for help at the frontcourt. Nikola VucevicSince the beginning of the season. It will need to be able to fill a roster spot before Thompson can be added.

“Know Tristan for many years. Great dude,” Bulls All-Star DeMar DeRozanFollowing Wednesday's game, he said. “Championship experience. My friend. He deserves my respect. We all know his contributions to the court. I believe this will be a great asset for us. He brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the table, as well as a deep understanding of what it takes for a championship to be won.

This report used information from ESPN's Jamal Collier.

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