The Bulls are signing Vladimir Radmanovic. Seriously.

Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago writes:

Vladimir Radmanovic appears to be the latest addition to the revamped Chicago Bulls’ bench.

Radmanovic and the Bulls agreed to a one-year deal that will be announced Thursday, according to a report on on Wednesday night. A league source stressed to the deal was not yet official.

Radmanovic, an 11-year veteran, has averaged eight points and four rebounds per game during his career. He averaged 4.5 points and three rebounds per game for the Atlanta Hawks last season.

Well…that’s…just wonderful.

For some historical perspective on Radmanovic, Phil Jackson — who used to be a pretty good coach in the NBA — grew so weary of Vlad’s wildly inconsistent play (and equally inconsistent effort) that he began calling him “space cadet” and “my favorite Martian.”

Vlad also earned a permanent spot in the Basketbawful Dumb Injury Hall of Shame for the following incident:

In February of 2007, Radmanovic separated his shoulder falling on a patch of ice in Park City, Utah. Or so he claimed. But a few days later, Radmanovic admitted that he had actually hurt himself in a fall while snowboarding. Said the Radman: “The truth is that I hurt myself in a fall while snowboarding. Being young and sometimes immature, I initially panicked and made up a false story about how I hurt myself. However, over the past few days my conscience has been bothering me terribly. I am not a dishonest person and could no longer live with this deception. Therefore, I came forward today and told the truth to the Lakers.” Mind you, his contract specifically banned him from taking part in activities that involve significant risk of injury, including skiing and snowboarding. The space cadet was fined $500,000 for his stupidity.

But all (honest and accurate) kidding aside, can Radmanovic help the Bulls?

Well, he’s a power(less) forward with a career 38 percent three-point shooting percentage. So he’s got that going for him, which is nice.

ESPN’s John Hollinger’s take on Vlad:

+ Tall, flaky, sweet-shooting forward. Disastrously bad ball handler.

+ Good feet on defense but lacks strength and doesn’t always play hard.

+ Very poor rebounder. Struggles to create own shot. Surprising shot-blocker.

Michael Wonsover of ChicagoNow did a little extra digging:

Vlad Rad isn’t a horrible defender either, he’s actually quite respectable. His opponent’s player efficiency rating at small forward was only 8.9. At power forward he allowed a PER of 13.2. The Bulls should not expect Radmanovic to guard centers since his opponents PER ballooned to 18.7 while guarding fives. Synergy also rated Radmanovic as a solid defender, allowing 0.83 points per play (166th ranked in the league). He also held his opponent’s to a 38.7 shooting percentage. Vlad was especially good at spot-up defense, holding shooters to 0.76 points per play (41st in the league) while shooting 33.8 percent. Once again, don’t put Radmanovic on big guys since he was abused in the post. Post-up players shot 52.5 percent against Vlad while connecting on 1.04 points per play (251st ranked in the league).

So, in summary, Vlad is a one-trick pony on offensive (shooter) who can kinda-sorta play decent defense.

(throws confetti)

15 Responses to The Bulls are signing Vladimir Radmanovic. Seriously.

    Doc July 19, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    So he’s better than Korver for less money? I wouldn’t complain.

    JT's Hoops Blog July 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    he sounds like an older and taller version of kyle Korver if you ask me except Korver is a far better three point shooter.

  3. Joe Schmo July 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Talking about Rad’s injury reminds me of a FA we signed for a ton of money that broke his hand ‘tripping over a gym bag.’ It’s not all negative with Vlad. I like the signing!

    tifosi ultra July 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    ….cheaper and taller than korver – not the worst move… but we need more shooting power from 1 and 2 guard…. redd?

    tifosi ultra July 21, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    what about belinelli?
    if we can get him cheap….. good shooter

    Gilberto January 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    These are genuinely impressive ideas in
    about blogging. You have touched some fastidious points here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.

    Carlo April 8, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    I want to change my level using a addon or tool but third-party tools are illegal for World of Warcraft. So if I use one I will get banned, forever, and I will have to make a new account. I don’t want to do that. So is there any addons that are not third-party tools and will not get me banned. If so plz tell me where to find it/them..

    read more February 12, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I
    find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and
    help others like you aided me.

    codes May 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing
    this post and the rest of the website is
    very good.

    free steam wallet codes May 20, 2014 at 6:52 am #

    This piece of writing presents clear idea for the new
    users of blogging, that really how to do blogging.

    Get Free Livejasmin Credits May 20, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?
    I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m
    looking at options for another platform. I would be
    great if you could point me in the direction of a good

    Senaida May 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    Great post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte
    more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a
    little bit further. Kudos!

    domain September 6, 2014 at 1:00 am #

    Great web site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days.
    I truly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  14.' June 1, 2015 at 6:11 am #

    Hi Twitter works good however your site is starting slowly which actually had
    taken around a minute to successfully load, I’m not sure whether it is my very own issue or perhaps your site issue.
    Nevertheless, I’m going to appreciate you for adding beautiful content.
    I think this has already been honestly useful to user who click here.
    This is actually wonderful everything that you actually have done on this page
    and want to check out even more awesome content
    from your site. Soon after checking out the content, I have book marked your web page.


  1. Nazr Mohammed may be signing with the Bulls » By The Horns - July 22, 2012

    […] to that rookie Marquis Teague, Kirk Hinrich, the recently signed Vladimir Radmanovic, the soon-to-be signed Mohammed, and whatever other spare parts the Bulls end up […]

Designed by Anthony Bain