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Chicago Bulls Salary Archive – 2018/19

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Name 2018-19
Otto Porter $26,011,913
Zach LaVine $19,500,000
Robin Lopez $14,357,750
Omer Asik (waived) $11,286,516
Cristiano Felicio $8,470,980
Lauri Markkanen $4,536,120
Wendell Carter Jr. $4,441,200
Kris Dunn $4,221,000
Cameron Payne (waived) $3,263,294
Denzel Valentine $2,280,600
Chandler Hutchison $1,991,520
MarShon Brooks (waived) $1,656,092
Wayne Selden $1,544,951
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot $1,544,951
Carmelo Anthony (waived) $1,512,601
Antonio Blakeney $1,349,383
Ryan Arcidiacono $1,349,383
Shaquille Harrison $1,311,265
Michael Carter-Wiliams (waived) $1,200,000
Walter Lemon Jr. $99,107
JaKarr Sampson (expired 10-day) $85,458
Rawle Atkins (two-way)
Brandon Sampson (two-way)
Total $112,014,084

Quick: Spent over the cap.

Salary Cap: $101,869,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $123,733,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart:
PG: Ryan Arcidiacono, Shaquille Harrison, Walter Lemon Jr.
SG: Kris Dunn, Brandon Sampson (two-way), Antonio Blakeney, Rawle Alkins (two-way), Denzel Valentine (injured), Zach LaVine (injured)
SF: Otto Porter, Wayne Selden, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Chandler Hutchison (injured)
PF: Lauri Markkanen, Cristiano Felicio
C: Robin Lopez, Wendell Carter Jr. (injured)

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.


  • Trade Exception (Justin Holiday, expiring 1/3/20) — $1,183,573
  • Room Exception: $4,449,000

Waived Players: Sean Kilpatrick, Paul Zipser, Julyan Stone, Derrick Walton Jr., Antonius Cleveland, Kaiser Gates, JaKarr Sampson, Omer Asik, Tyler Ulis (two-way), Cameron Payne, MarShon Brooks, Michael Carter-Williams, Carmelo Anthony

Traded Players: Jerian Grant, Justin Holiday, Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker

G-League Affiliate: Windy City Bulls (Brad Seymour president, Brian Hagen general manager, Charlie Henry head coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Rawle Alkins, Brandon Sampson

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,737/$544

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Jim Boylen

Assistants: Peter Myers, Nate Loenser, Shawn Respert, Dean Cooper, Karen Stack Umlauf

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
  • Brian Hagen — associate general manager
  • John Paxson — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Jim Paxson — director of pro personnel

Pick Swaps

  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from the Memphis Grizzlies (Justin Holiday).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Jose Calderon, Isaac Bonga).
  • 2020 — Owed second-rounder from the Memphis Grizzlies (Justin Holiday), may go to the Houston Rockets (56-60 range, Michael Carter-Williams).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot)
  • 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).
  • 2023 — Owe second-rounder (top-36 protected) to the Washington Wizards (Otto Porter).

Cash Paid ($5,243,000 max): $0

Cash Received ($5,243,000 max): $1,065,966 from the Houston Rockets (Michael Carter-Williams), $1,566,570 from the Houston Rockets (Carmelo Anthony), $2,610,464 from the Oklahoma City Thunder (Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot) — $0 remaining


  • 6/21/18 — Drafted Wendell Carter Jr. (7th) and Chandler Hutchison (22nd)
  • 6/28/18 — Issued qualifying offers to Zach LaVine, David Nwaba and Ryan Arcidiacono.
  • 7/3/18 — Wendell Carter Jr. (2018-7th) to a $22,011,467 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/3/18 — Chandler Hutchison (2018-22nd) to a $10,786,789 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/7/18 — Traded Jerian Grant to Orlando Magic for Julyan Stone from Chicago Bulls.
  • 7/8/18 — Matched the Sacramento Kings’ offer sheet to Zach LaVine on a four-year $78 million contract.
  • 7/12/18 — Revoked qualifying offers to David Nwaba and Ryan Arcidiacono.
  • 7/14/18 — Renounced the rights to Noah Vonleh, David Nwaba and Ryan Arcidiacono.
  • 7/14/18 — Signed Jabari Parker to a two-year $40 million contract, team option on final season.
  • 7/20/18 — Re-signed Antonio Blakeney (ending his two-way) to a two-year $4,922,903 contract.
  • 7/23/18 — Claimed Antonius Cleveland off waivers (Atlanta Hawks).
  • 7/25/18 — Signed Rawle Alkins to a two-way contract.
  • 7/31/18 — Re-signed Ryan Arcidiacono to a partially-guaranteed one-year $1,349,383 minimum contract.
  • 8/14/18 — Signed Derrick Walton Jr. to a non-guaranteed one-year $1,349,383 minimum summer contract.
  • 9/17/18 — Signed JaKarr Sampson to a non-guaranteed one-year $1,567,007 minimum summer contract.
  • 9/17/18 — Signed Kaiser Gates to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 minimum summer contract.
  • 10/14/18 — Claimed Tyler Ulis off waivers (Chicago Bulls).
  • 10/15/18 — Converted Tyler Ulis to a two-way contract.
  • 10/21/18 — Signed Shaquille Harrison to a partially-guaranteed two-year $2,899,496 minimum contract.
  • 10/30/18 — Picked up team options on Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine.
  • 12/3/18 — Fired Coach Fred Hoiberg.
  • 12/4/18 — Promoted Jim Boylen to head coach.
  • 12/27/18 — Signed Brandon Sampson to a two-way contract.
  • 1/3/19 — Traded Justin Holiday to the Memphis Grizzlies for MarShon Brooks, Wayne Selden and two second-rounders (2019 and 2020).
  • 1/7/19 — Traded a protected 2020 second-rounder (from the Memphis Grizzlies) to the Houston Rockets for Michael Carter-Williams and $1,065,966.
  • 1/10/19 — Ryan Arcidiacono’s $1,349,383 guaranteed for 2018-19.
  • 1/10/19 — Shaquille Harrison’s $1,311,265 guaranteed for 2018-19.
  • 1/22/19 — Traded the rights to Tadija Dragicevic (2008-53rd) to the Houston Rockets for Carmelo Anthony, the rights to Jon Diebler (2011-51st) and $1,566,570.
  • 2/1/19 — Traded a top-55 protected 2020 second-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and $2,610,464.
  • 2/6/19 — Traded Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a protected 2023 second-rounder (top-36 protected) to the Washington Wizards for Otto Porter.
  • 3/29/19 — Signed Walter Lemon to a partially-guaranteed two-year $1,687,338 contract.
  • 3/31/19 — Signed JaKarr Sampson to an $88,531 10-day contract.
  • 4/10/19 — JaKarr Sampson’s 10-day contract expired.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

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

Arena: United Center

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: Zach LaVine (7/8/19 — cannot be traded to Sacramento Kings until then)


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(Updated on 4/16/19)

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