Quick: Over the cap but can get to $17.2 million under.
Salary Cap: $99,093,000
Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000
Projected 2018-19 Cap Space ($101 million cap): Up to $48.9 million
- Trade Exception (Taj Gibson, expiring 2/23/18) — $1,589,480
- Trade Exception (Jimmy Butler, expiring 6/22/18) — $11,457,398
- Mid-Level Exception: $3,790,615 (Justin Holiday)
- Bi-Annual Exception: $3,290,000
Note: Trade exceptions would be renounced if team goes under the cap.
- Key Felder $1,312,611 ($456,529 guaranteed)
- David Nwaba $1,312,611
Roster Count: 13 guaranteed, two non/partially-guaranteed
PG: Jerian Grant, Kris Dunn, Cameron Payne (injured)
SG: Justin Holiday, Zach LaVine (injured), David Nwaba (injured)
SF: Paul Zipser, Denzel Valentine, Quincy Pondexter (injured)
PF: Lauri Markkanen, Bobby Portis, Nikola Mirotic (injured)
C: Robin Lopez, Cristiano Felicio
Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
G-League Affiliate: Windy City Bulls (Brad Seymour president, Brian Hagen general manager, Charlie Henry head coach)
Two-Way Contracts: Antonio Blakeney (two-year), Ryan Arcidiacono (one-year)
Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,608/$528
Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.
No-Trade: Nikola Mirotic (implicit)
Head Coach: Fred Hoiberg (five-year, $25 million deal, starting with 2015/16 season)
Assistants: Jim Boylen (associate head coach), Randy Brown, Mike Wilhelm, Peter Myers, Nate Loenser
Trainer: Jeff Tanaka, Chip Schaefer (director of sports performance), Arnold Lee (assistant athletic trainer), Armando Rivas (assistant athletic trainer), Matt Johnson (strength coach), Ed Streit (assistant strength coach)
- Gar Forman — general manager
- Doug Collins — senior advisor of basketball operations
- Randy Brown — assistant general manager
- Brian Hagen — assistant general manager
- John Paxson — director of basketball operations
- Jay Hillock — director of pro personnel
- Shawn Respert — director of player development
- 2018 — Owed second-rounder from New Orleans Pelicans (Quincy Pondexter).
- 2018 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Taj Gibson, Carmelo Anthony).
- 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Los Angeles Lakers (Jose Calderon).
Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0
Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $2.5 million from New Orleans Pelicans (Quincy Pondexter)
- 12/1/17 — No-trade restriction lifts on David Nwaba.
- 12/15/17 — No-trade restriction lifts on Justin Holiday.
- 1/10/18 — Kay Felder and David Nwaba’s $1,312,611 guarantee for 2017-18.
- 1/15/18 — No-trade restrictions lift on Cristiano Felicio and Nikola Mirotic.
- 2/23/18 — Taj Gibson trade exception expires.
- 6/22/18 — Jimmy Butler trade exception expires.
- 6/24/18 — Team option on Kay Felder, if taken, 2018-19 salary guarantees for $529,661.
- 6/29/18 — Team option on Nikola Mirotic.
- 6/29/18 — Qualifying offer deadline on David Nwaba.
- 7/1/18-7/5/18 — NBA moratorium.
- 7/18/18 — Paul Zipser’s $1,544,951 guarantees for 2018-19.
- Before first day of 2018 season — Extension deadline for Cameron Payne, Bobby Portis and Jerian Grant.
- 10/31/18 — Team options on Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen.
- 1/10/19 — Kay Felder’s $1,544,951 guarantees for 2018-19.
- 6/29/19 –Team option for Paul Zipser.
- 6/29/19 — Player option for Jimmy Butler.
- 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline on Kay Felder, Bobby Portis, Diamond Stone, Cameron Payne and Jerian Grant.
- 7/18/19 — Paul Zipser’s $1,676,735 guarantees for 2019-20.
- 10/31/19 — Team option on Lauri Markkanen.
- Before first day of 2019 season — Extension deadline on Kris Dunn.
- 6/30/20 — Qualifying offer deadline for Kris Dunn.
- Before first day of 2020 season — Extension deadline on Lauri Markkanen
- 6/30/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Lauri Markkanen.
Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates. The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.
- 6/22/17 — Traded Jimmy Butler and the rights to Justin Patton (2017-16th) to Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to Lauri Markkanen (2017-7th).
- 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Jordan Bell (2017-38th) to Golden State Warriors for $3.5 million.
- 6/28/17 — Issued qualifying offers to Nikola Mirotic, Joffrey Lauvergne and Cristiano Felicio.
- 7/5/17 — Signed Lauri Markkanen (2017-7th) to a $20.4 million rookie-scale contract.
- 7/6/17 — Signed Cristiano Felicio to a four-year, $32 million contract.
- 7/8/17 — Rescinded qualifying offer to Joffrey Lauvergne.
- 7/10/17 — Signed Justin Holiday to a two-year, $9,000,001 million contract.
- 7/14/17 — Claimed David Nwaba off waivers (Los Angeles Lakers).
- 7/14/17 — Signed Antonio Blakeney to a two-way contract.
- 9/1/17 — Traded the rights to Ater Majok (2011-58th) to New Orleans Pelicans for Quincy Pondexter, a 2018 second-rounder and $2.5 million.
- 9/13/17 — Signed Diamond Stone to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $2,857,562 contract.
- 9/21/17 — Signed Jarell Eddie to a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,524,305 summer contract.
- 9/21/17 — Signed Jaylen Johnson to a non-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
- 9/25/17 — Signed Nikola Mirotic to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $27 million contract (with incentives TBD), team option on final season.
- 9/27/17 — Signed Bronson Koenig to a non-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
- 10/27/17 — Picked up team options for Denzel Valentine, Kris Dunn, Bobby Portis, Cameron Payne and Jerian Grant.
Waived Players: Rajon Rondo, Isaiah Canaan, Dwyane Wade, Jarell Eddie, Diamond Stone, Jaylen Johnson, Bronson Koenig
Traded Players: Jimmy Butler
Expired 10-Day Contracts: None
Unsigned Draft Picks:
- First-rounders: None
- Second-rounders: Tadija Dragicevic (2008-53rd), Milovan Rakovic (2007-60th), Albert Miralles (2004-39th)
Arena: United Center
Free Agents (with Cap Holds)
For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.
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(Updated on 11/8/17)