Antawn Jamison signed with the Los Angelas Clippers. The league's former laughing stock has become a premier destination for free agents with perhaps the second best shot at winning a title this season behind the Miami Heat.
As for the Bulls, their options to add another big man dwindle further. Jamison wasn't great, but he looked like clearly the best player left. As much as Bulls fans will think back to Drew Gooden and cringe, he's now the player that I'd bring on board if I could. He doesn't play defense, but he rebounds, can score, and has some legit bulk to his frame.
Counting on Drew Gooden as a 2nd or 3rd big man is a lot different than counting on him as your 4th big man. Especially when the other alternative is Malcolm Thomas who really doesn't have legit big man size or length while lacking the skills to be anything else.
Cole Aldrich is still sitting out there as well, but this guy didn't show much in the D-League and needs plenty of seasoning if he's ever to have an NBA career. That's not exactly what the Bulls are aiming to do with their 4th big. They need a guy [if possible] whom they know can play.
On the upside, while talented, I'm not sure how much of a fit Jamison was for the Bulls. At this stage of his career is he really a better stretch four than Luol Deng? The Bulls have players with minutes to burn in their guard rotation if they want to expand the roster and play a 3/4 tweener at the four.
Adding Jamison would add the best quality 'big' man left, but he wouldn't give the Bulls a true big. It could be argued that Chicago is best off taking someone who can at least give them six hard fouls a night with size and simply playing small ball with the adequate depth they already have along the perimeter.
Even Dexter Pittman, whom they invited to camp, would fit better in that role even if he has almost no talent whatsoever. If nothing else, Malcolm Thomas is probably smiling somewhere as one of the few remaining options to stop him from making this team just landed elsewhere.