One of the very first moves the Chicago Bulls made in July 2012 was to sign Vladimir Radmanovic to a minimum-salary deal. In theory, he would provide a three-point threat and possibly allow for better spacing by playing as a stretch four of sorts.
It didn’t really work out that way.
Here’s how bad VladRad’s tenure in Chicago was: We reviewed Daequan Cook’s year last week, wherein I gave him an F and detailed exactly how much he sucked. VladRad sucked more. So much so that you did, in fact, read that header up there correctly. I gave him a Z, because the normal grading scale simply didn’t encompass how terrible he was.
Think about it. Cook was dreadful, but he got decent minutes, so he must have shown something, even if it was just in practice. VladRad was so bad he couldn’t even get on the floor.
He played in 25 games all year. He averaged six minutes per game. Do you know how hard that is when your team has as many injuries as the Bulls had? He shot 30.2 percent from the field and 18.5 percent from three. So basically, the one thing he was expected to provide, he was awful at. Luckily, he will not be retained, so we have nothing more to fear from him.
Final Grade: Z