Feb 28, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Matt Thomas (21) shoots over the top of Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Phil Forte III (13) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones beat the Cowboys 86 to 83. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
The “Ice Man” is headed to the Windy City.
Former Iowa State star Matt Thomas has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bulls, according to multiple reports on Sunday. The terms of the deal are unknown at this time, but it is probably safe to assume Thomas will start his time with Chicago on a non-guaranteed deal and will battle for one of the final spots on the team’s roster.
Thomas, who played for Iowa State from 2013-17 and left Ames as one of the greatest 3-point shooters in program history, spent the last two seasons playing for the Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz. He appeared in a combined 86 games for the two teams, averaging 4.0 points per game in 8.9 minutes per appearance.
The Onalaska, Wis. native will be expected to bring an immediate shooting boost as he’s connected on better than 41 percent of 3-point attempts during his NBA career.