Malcolm Hill is getting another chance in the NBA, and this time he’s teaming up with another Illini great.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday afternoon that Hill is signing a 10-day contract with the Bulls, just weeks after he played three games with the Hawks on a temporary deal.
The Chicago Bulls are signing forward Malcolm Hill to a 10-day contract, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2022
With the Hawks, Hill scored 17 points and had six rebounds.
While Hill never teamed up with current-Bull Ayo Dosunmu in Champaign, the pair are two of the latest greats in Illinois Basketball history. Over four years with Illinois, Hill made two All-Big Ten Second-Teams and had the third-most points in program history.
The Bulls need Hill right now after Derrick Jones Jr. went down with an injury Wednesday against the Nets. He is expected to be out for the next four-to-six weeks.
Chicago currently has the best record in the Eastern Conference.