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)

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.