Disappointing news came out on Friday that Tyler Ulis was being waived for the second time this season.
It was the Chicago Bulls who are parting ways with Ulis this time. The move was made to make room for Brandon Sampson, who is currently doing very well in the G-League. Apparently, a hip injury is also part of why Ulis is being waived. The Bulls have had numerous injuries as of late and searching for answers.
Waiving Ulis was not a huge surprise considering he has only appeared in 1 game for Chicago all season. That came after also being waived by the Golden State Warriors in the preseason. It does stink that Ulis is a Chicago native so playing for Bulls had to be a dream come true.
For his career Ulis is averaging 7.5 points, 4 assists, and 40% field goal percentage. He has proven he can lead an NBA team and be a contributor.
Just a year ago Ulis played in 71 games for the Phoenix Suns while playing 23 minutes per game. You probably remember the Devin Booker disdain when the Suns abruptly let go of Ulis over the summer without informing their star player.
It will be important for Ulis to find a good fit for himself from an organizational standpoint. This will be a critical stretch in his career where he needs to find a niche on an NBA roster. In the G-League Ulis has proven his ability by averaging 23 points and 8 assists per game in four starts this season.
Let’s all wish Tyler Ulis good luck in securing a spot on an NBA roster soon