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The latest info on the Chicago Bulls Team Salary:

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped by the Lonzo Ball sign-and-trade.

Salary Cap: $112,414,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $136,606,000

Hard Cap: $143,002,000

Projection for 2022-23 (cap $119 million): Up to $13.7 million in cap room, none with Zach LaVine.

Roster Count: 13 guaranteed, one two-way

Chicago Bulls Team Salary Depth Chart:
PG: Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, Ayo Dosunmu, Devon Dotson (two-way), Coby White (injured)
SG: Zach LaVine, Javonte Green
SF: DeMar DeRozan, Troy Brown Jr
PF: Patrick Williams, Derrick Jones Jr
C: Nikola Vucevic, Tony Bradley, Marko Simonovic

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game. Coby White out for at least four months, as of June 10, 2021 (shoulder).

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Daniel Theis, expiring 8/7/22) — $5,000,000
  • Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $10,742 (Alex Caruso, Marko Simonovic)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,732,000

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

* Teams and players can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • Troy Brown Jr

Rookie-Scale Options

  • Patrick Williams (third-year)
  • Coby White (fourth-year)

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: Daniel Theis (sign-and-trade), Garrett Temple (sign-and-trade), Tomas Satoransky, Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, Lauri Markkanen (sign-and-trade)

G-League Affiliate: Windy City Bulls (Brad Seymour president, Josh Kreibich general manager, Damian Cotter head coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Devon Dotson

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $462,629 for the full 2021-22 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.

Governor: Michael Reinsdorf

Basketball Executives:

  • Arturas Karnisovas — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Marc Eversley — general manager
  • Pat Connelly — vice president of player personnel
  • JJ Polk — assistant general manager
  • Steve Weinman — assistant general manager
  • Brian Hagen — associate general manager
  • Jim Paxson — director of pro personnel
  • Doug Collins — senior advisor of basketball operations
  • John Paxon — senior advisor of basketball operations

Chicago Bulls Team Salary Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Billy Donovan

Assistants: Maurice Cheeks, Chris Fleming, Josh Longstaff, John Bryant, Damian Cotter, Billy Schmidt

Training Staff: Chip Schaefer (director of performance health), Todd Campbell (head athletic trainer), Arnold Lee (assistant athletic trainer), Matthew Johnson (head strength coach), Geoffrey Puls (assistant strength coach)

Pick Swaps

  • 2022 — Owed a first-rounder (lottery protected through 2028, otherwise converts to a 2028 second-rounder) from the Portland Trail Blazers (Lauri Markkanen).
  • 2022 — The higher of the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls second-rounder to the San Antonio Spurs, the lower to the Sacramento Kings (Jameer Nelson, James Ennis, Xavier Tillman  Jr, Tomas Satoransky, Russell Westbrook).
  • 2023 — Owed a second-rounder (top-46 protected) from the Denver Nuggets (JaVale McGee, Lauri Markkanen).
  • 2023 — Owe a first-rounder (top-4 protected in 2023, top-3 in 2024, otherwise converts to 2026 and 2027 second-rounders) to Orlando (Nikola Vucevic).
  • 2023 — Owe a second-rounder to the Los Angeles Lakers (Otto Porter, Russell Westbrook).
  • 2024 — Owe a second-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans (Lonzo Ball).
  • 2025 — Owe a first-rounder (top-10 protected in 2025, top-8 through 2028, otherwise converts to a 2028 second-rounder, all two-years after the obligation to the Orlando Magic) to the San Antonio Spurs (DeMar DeRozan).
  • 2025 — Owe a second-rounder to the San Antonio Spurs (DeMar DeRozan).

Cash Paid ($5,785,000 max): $1.2 million to the New Orleans Pelicans (Lonzo Ball) — $4,585,000

Cash Received ($5,785,000 max): $1.1 million from the Houston Rockets (Daniel Theis) — $4,685,000

Deadlines

  • 10/6/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Derrick Jones Jr.
  • 10/18/21 — Extension deadlines on Troy Brown Jr.
  • 10/19/21 — First day of the 2021-22 regular season.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Coby White and Patrick Williams.
  • 12/15/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Lonzo Ball, Javonte Graham, Tony Bradley, DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso.
  • 4/10/22 — Final day of the 2021-22 regular season.
  • 6/23/22 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Devon Dotson (two-way) and Troy Brown Jr.
  • 7/1/22 — Start of the 2022-23 calendar year and moratorium.
  • 7/5/22 — Final day of the moratorium.
  • 7/7/22 — Daniel Theis trade exception expires.
  • Before the first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadline on Coby White.
  • 10/31/22 — Team option on Patrick Williams.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu.
  • 7/7/23 — Marko Simonovic’s $1,836,096 guarantees for 2023-24.
  • Before the first day of 2023-24 season — Extension deadline on Patrick Williams.
  • 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Patrick Williams and Marko Simonovic.
  • 6/29/24 — Player option for Lonzo Ball.
  • 6/30/24 — Alex Caruso’s $9,890,000 guarantees for 2024-25.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.

Transactions

  • 5/21/21 — Al-Farouq Aminu opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 6/22/21 — Received the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, conveying to the Orlando Magic (Nikola Vucevic).
  • 7/29/21 — Drafted Ayo Dosunmu (2021-38th).
  • 7/30/21 — Issued qualifying offers to Lauri Markkanen and Devon Dotson.
  • 8/1/21 — Issued a qualifying offer to Javonte Green.
  • 8/1/21 — Declined to issue qualifying offer to Adam Mokoka.
  • 8/1/21 — Declined the team option on Ryan Arcidiacono.
  • 8/1/21 — Thaddeus Young’s $15,190,000 guaranteed for 2021-22.
  • 8/1/21 — Tomas Satoransky’s $10 million guaranteed for 2021-22.
  • 8/7/21 — Traded Daniel Theis (via sign-and-trade) to the Houston Rockets for $1.1 million, generating a $5 million trade exception.
  • 8/8/21 — Renounced the rights to Denzel Valentine and Cristiano Felicio.
  • 8/8/21 — Traded Garrett Temple (via sign-and-trade), Tomas Satoransky, a 2024 second-rounder and $1.2 million to the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, via sign-and-trade to a four-year $84 million contract with $1 million of unlikely annual incentives, player option on the final season.
  • 8/10/21 — Signed Alex Caruso to a partially-guaranteed four-year $36,980,000 contract, via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.
  • 8/11/21 — Traded Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, a 2022 second-rounder (via the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons or Bulls), a 2025 first-rounder (top-10 protected in 2025, top-8 through 2028, otherwise converts to a 2028 second-rounder, all two-years after the obligation to the Orlando Magic) and a 2025 second-rounder to the San Antonio Spurs for DeMar DeRozan, via sign-and-trade to a three-year $81.9 million contract.
  • 8/11/21 — Signed Tony Bradley to a two-year $3,825,574 minimum contract, player option on the final season.
  • 8/11/21 — Re-signed Jevonte Graham to a two-year $3,484,855 minimum contract.
  • 8/12/21 — Signed Marko Simonovic (2020-44th) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,324,872 contract, via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.
  • 8/12/21 — Signed Ayo Dosunmu (2021-38th) to a two-year $2,488,776 minimum contract.
  • 8/13/21 — Re-signed Devon Dotson to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 8/28/21 — Traded Lauri Markkanen (via sign-and-trade) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a Denver Nuggets 2023 second-rounder (top-46 protected) from the Cavaliers, and Derrick Jones Jr, a 2022 first-rounder (lottery protected through 2028, otherwise converts to a 2028 second-rounder) from the Portland Trail Blazers.

No-Trade: None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Options

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Jon Diebler (2011-51st), Albert Miralles (2004-39th)

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Ryan Arcidiacono ($5.7 million)
  • Early Bird: Adam Mokoka (two-way)

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Arena: United Center

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