Chicago Bulls Salary Archive – 2017/18

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Name 2017-18
Dwyane Wade (waived) $15,550,000
Robin Lopez $13,788,500
Omer Asik $10,595,505
Cristiano Felicio $7,843,500
Justin Holiday $4,615,385
Kris Dunn $4,046,760
Quincy Pondexter (waived) $3,853,931
Lauri Markkanen $3,821,640
Noah Vonleh $3,505,233
Zach LaVine $3,202,218
Rajon Rondo (waived) $3,000,000
Cameron Payne $2,203,440
Denzel Valentine $2,186,400
Sean Kilpatrick $2,163,006
Jerian Grant $1,713,840
Bobby Portis $1,516,320
Tony Allen (waived) $1,471,382
Willie Reed (waived) $1,471,382
Paul Zipser $1,312,611
David Nwaba $1,312,611
Kay Felder (waived) $489,448
Isaiah Canaan (waived) $200,000
Jaylen Johnson $87,552
Jarell Eddie (expired 10-day) $83,129
C.J. Fair (waived) $82,944
Diamond Stone (waived) $50,000
Jarell Eddie (waived) $17,224
Antonio Blakeney (two-way)
Ryan Arcidiacono (two-way)
Total $90,183,961

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap but can get to $8.9 million under; hard-capped.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000


  • Trade Exception (Jimmy Butler, expiring 6/22/18) — $861,893
  • Trade Exception (Nikola Mirotic, expiring 2/1/19) — $8,994,767
  • Trade Exception (Jameer Nelson, expiring 2/8/19) — $1,429,818
  • Mid-Level Exception: $1,627,609 (Justin Holiday, Sean Kilpatrick)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $3,290,000

Note: Trade exceptions would be renounced if team goes under the cap.

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart:
PG: Cameron Payne, Jerian Grant, Ryan Arcidiacono (two-way), Kris Dunn (injured)
SG: Justin Holiday, David Nwaba, Sean Kilpatrick, Antonio Blakeney (two-way, injured), Zach LaVine (injured)
SF: Denzel Valentine, Paul Zipser
PF: Lauri Markkanen, Bobby Portis, Noah Vonleh
C: Cristiano Felicio, Robin Lopez, Omer Asik

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

Coaching Staff

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)

Basketball Executives:

  • 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

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owed first-rounder (top-five protected, top-eight in 2019, top-10 in 2020, top-9 in 2021, top-six in 2022, otherwise converts to 2022 and 2023 second-rounders) from New Orleans Pelicans (Nikola Mirotic).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Taj Gibson, Carmelo Anthony).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Los Angeles Lakers (Jose Calderon).
  • 2021 — Bulls can swap second-rounders with New Orleans Pelicans (Nikola Mirotic).
  • 2022 — Bulls can swap second-rounders with Detroit Pistons (Jameer Nelson), may go to Memphis Grizzlies (James Ennis).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $2.5 million from New Orleans Pelicans (Quincy Pondexter); $2.6 million from Portland Trail Blazers — $0 remaining


  • 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.
  • 1/10/18 — David Nwaba’s $1,312,611 guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 1/15/18 — No-trade restrictions lifted on Cristiano Felicio and Nikola Mirotic.
  • 2/1/18 — Picked up team option on Nikola Mirotic.
  • 2/1/18 — Traded Nikola Mirotic and a 2018 second-rounder (the New Orleans Pelicans’ own pick) to the Pelicans for Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson, a protected 2018 first-rounder and 2021 second-rounder swap rights for Nikola Mirotic and a 2018 second-rounder (the Pelicans’ own pick).
  • 2/8/17 — Traded Jameer Nelson to Detroit Pistons for Willie Reed and 2022 second-round swap rights.
  • 2/8/18 — Traded the rights to Milovan Rakovic (2007-60th) to Portland Trail Blazers for Noah Vonleh and $2.6 million.
  • 2/23/18 — Taj Gibson trade exception expired.
  • 3/1/18 — Signed Jarell Eddie to a 10-day, $86,119 contract.
  • 3/24/18 — Signed Jaylen Johnson for the rest of the season at $87,552.
  • 3/25/18 — Signed C.J. Fair for the rest of the season at $82,944.
  • 3/26/18 — Signed Sean Kilpatrick to a partially-guaranteed $6,272,718 contract.

Waived Players: Rajon Rondo, Isaiah Canaan, Dwyane Wade, Jarell Eddie, Diamond Stone, Jaylen Johnson, Bronson Koenig, Kay Felder, Quincy Pondexter, Willie Reed, Tony Allen, Jaylen Johnson, C.J. Fair

Traded Players: Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic, Jameer Nelson, C.J. Fair

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Jarell Eddie

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Tadija Dragicevic (2008-53rd), Albert Miralles (2004-39th)

Arena: United Center

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None


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(Updated on 5/3/18)

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