NBL: Cameron Bairstow to sign with the Brisbane Bullets

In what is a massive coup for the Brisbane Bullets, Australian Cameron Bairstow is reportedly heading home to play for the resurrected Brisbane Bullets in the upcoming NBL season.

Bairstow, who suited up for the Chicago Bulls in the last two NBA seasons, was traded to the Detroit Pistons in June, and was subsequently waived by Pistons just days ago.

Matt Logue was first to report the news, which was later confirmed by Olgun Uluc of Fox Sports Australia.

Big news for the @NBL, I'm hearing the @BrisbaneBullets will sign @NBA forward @cbairstow41

— Matt Logue (@mattlogue7) July 15, 2016

After a 4-year stint at the University of New Mexico, Bairstow was drafted by the Bulls in the 2014 NBA Draft with pick 49, and played a total of 36 games over two seasons.

This move signals to the rest of the NBL that the Brisbane Bullets are most definitely back! With the key signings of Daniel Kickert, Adam Gibson and Torrey Craig already set in stone, adding Bairstow to the line-up will only strengthen the front court.

Bairstow will provide the Bullets with a strong body in the post and he isn't afraid to throw his body around, hustling for rebounds and loose balls.

Bullets fans should keep a close eye on the Boomers in Rio as Bairstow will find himself in the thick of the action, and even more so if Bogut is unable to recover in time.