Bulls Sign Ukrainian Center Kyrylo Fesenko
Fesenko was a second round pick in 2007
At 7-foot-1 and 288 pounds, Kyrylo Fesenko will add to the front line depth that has been the Bulls biggest advantage the last two seasons.
For the last two seasons, the Bulls' biggest advantage was their front line depth. Even with a revamped roster this year, they’re sticking to a formula that works by signing center Kyrylo Fesenko to a non-guaranteed contract.
The Ukrainian big man will participate in the Bulls training camp, set to begin on Monday.
At 7-foot-1 and 288 pounds, Fesenko is a five-year NBA veteran who last played for the Indiana Pacers. Outside of being a big body, though, he doesn’t bring much else to the table. He’s a fairly decent shot blocker, but his career averages of 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds aren’t very impressive considering his size.
What is impressive is that he’s agreed not only to take a non-guaranteed deal to be in camp, but is willing to hang around until November when the Bulls are able to re-sign him and add him to the roster. He’d be the Bulls' fifth big (Noah, Boozer, Gibson, Mohammed) and most likely won’t see much playing time unless one of those guys gets hurt.
Despite his limitations in a number of areas, Fesenko is still a very good pick up for the Bulls, proving once again the old adage of “you can’t teach size” in the game of basketball.