When Tristan Thompson is not surrounded by controversy, he can be valuable addition to any basketball team. The player signed with Indiana Pacers last week, but it appears his career with the Pacers was short-lived.
Last week, the father of three was traded from the Sacramento Kings to Indiana after playing 30 games for the Northern California team. Just after spending a week with the team, Thompson is set to sign with the Chicago Bulls.
The 30-year old took to Instagram to thank his Pacers teammates as well as announce his departure. The news comes just days after Maralee Nichols said that Thompson has “done nothing to support their son.” In the note dedicated to the Pacers, Tristan said: ‘Indy, thank you for everything! I really appreciate all the love and energy I received from everyone from the organization and the fan base.’
Tristan added, ‘Even though I’m gone, my two brother in this picture will do some great things and make this organization and city proud’ He posted a snap of himself walking to the tarmac with Pacers teammates Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield, as well as on the team jet. Tristan also shared a photo of himself in Pacers uniform.
ESPN reported that the Pacers are set to waive him Thursday, and he will sign with the Chicago Bulls once the waivers are cleared, per Indiana coach Rick Carlisle. Carlisle revealed the news following the Pacers vs Washington Wizards game, which the Pacers won 113-108. Wednesday’s game was Tristan’s fourth with the Pacers during the week with the team.
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