Additions: C Wendell Carter, Jr., G/F Chandler Hutchison, F Jabari Parker, G Antonius Cleveland
Carter and Hutchison were brought in via the 2018 NBA Draft, whole Cleveland was claimed off the waivers after being waived by the Hawks. The biggest free agency splash came in the 2-year/$40 million contract handed out to Chicago native Jabari Parker. The second year is a team option, thus meaning the Bulls are giving Parker a one-year tryout.
Departures: G Jerian Grant, G Sean Kilpatrick, G David Nwaba, F Noah Vonleh, G Paul Zipster
The Bulls traded Grant to Orlando in a three team trade that brought them G Julyan Stone, whom they later waived. Nwaba and Vonleh left after their contracts expired, and Zipster was waived.
The Bulls have 15 players under contract for the upcoming season. As it stands, their roster is complete for the upcoming season. However, they could be in the market for a veteran point guard to work with both Kris Dunn and Cameron Payne. Point guards Ramon Sessions (11 YOS) and Jameer Nelson (14 YOS) are still available and could likely be brought in on a minimum deal.
The Bulls could likely stay put at their current 15-man roster as well.
Salary Cap Status:
The Bulls currently have 15 players under contract for 2018-2019. They are on the books for $103.96M in salaries in 2018-2019. That puts them $2.1M above the cap, $19.8M below the luxury tax, and $25.9M below the tax apron. They will not be paying any luxury tax penalties as the roster stands.
The Bulls have access to their full $4.449M Room-MLE, but they do not have access to the Bi-Annual Exception.
Training Camp Status:
Every NBA team can carry up to 5 additional players on their roster for offseason training camp, bringing the roster total up to 20. The Bulls currently have 2 available spots for training camp.
The first two spots will go to G Ryan Arcidiacono (16) and Two-Way G Rawle Alkins (17). Arcidiacono is on a summer training camp deal that features an Exhibit 10, meaning it can be converted to a Two-Way for the season.
Though not included in the numbers, G Derrick Jones, Jr. is reported to be joining the Bulls in some capacity (either Two-Way or summer contract). He will be number 18 in training camp.
Summer League standout and former Loyola-Chicago Rambler guard Donte Ingram (6.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.4 apg in Summer League) could be present at training camp. F/C Jarnell Stokes (5.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg) could also come over from the Bulls summer league team.
G Rawle Alkins is the first two-way contract for Chicago this year. They have one remaining spot available to start the season.
G Derrick Walton, Jr., who played on a Two-Way contract with Miami last season, is reported to be joining the Bulls.
Two-Way contract salaries do not count against the cap and luxury tax in-season.
2019 Draft Notes:
The Bulls have the following picks for 2019:
CHI 1st Round Pick
The Bulls will send their 2019 2nd Round Pick to Philadelphia (via LA).
G-League Overview: Windy City Bulls
F Jarell Eddie is a standout from Windy City, as he posted 17.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, and 1.0 spg on a 44/44/92 split. He could also come over for training camp, joining 2017-2018 Windy City standouts Antonio Blakeney, Cameron Payne, Cristiano Felicio, and Ryan Arcidiacono.
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Cap #s 2018 - 2019
Salary Cap: $101.869M
Lux. Tax: $123.733M
Tax Apron: $129.827M
Tax Floor: $91.682M
Room MLE: $4.45M