Chicago Bulls Salary Archive – 2019/20

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Name 2019-20
Otto Porter $27,250,576
Zach LaVine $19,500,000
Thaddeus Young $12,900,000
Tomas Satoransky $10,000,000
Cristiano Felicio $8,156,500
Kris Dunn $5,348,007
Lauri Markkanen $5,300,400
Coby White $5,307,120
Wendell Carter Jr. $5,201,400
Denzel Valentine $3,377,569
Ryan Arcidiacono $3,000,000
Chandler Hutchison $2,332,320
Luke Kornet $2,250,000
Shaquille Harrison $1,620,564
Antonio Blakeney (waived) $1,488,231
Daniel Gafford $898,310
Adam Mokoka (two-way)
Max Strus (two-way)
Total $113,930,997

Quick:  Spent over the cap. Hard-capped via the Tomas Satoransky sign and trade.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart:
PG: Tomas Satoransky, Coby White, Ryan Arcidiacono, Shaquille Harrison
SG: Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine, Adam Mokoka (two-way), Max Strus (two-way, injured)
SF: Zach LaVine, Chandler Hutchison, Otto Porter (injured)
PF: Thaddeus Young, Lauri Markkanen (injured)
C: Luke Kornet, Cristiano Felicio, Daniel Gafford, Wendell Carter Jr. (injured)

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


  • Room Exception — $2,517,000 (Luke Kornet)

Waived Players: Shaquille Harrison, Walter Lemon Jr., Antonio Blakeney, Perrion Callendret, Milton Doyle, Justin Simon. Simisola Shittu, Luol Deng

Traded Players: None

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

Two-Way Contracts: Adam Mokoka, Max Strus

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Jim Boylen

Assistants: Dean Cooper, Chris Fleming, Nate Loenser, Roy Rogers, Karen Stack Umlauf

Director of player development: Shawn Respert

Trainer: Jeff Tanaka, Chip Schaefer (director of performance health), Arnold Lee (assistant athletic trainer), Matthew Johnson (strength coach), Geoffrey Puls (assistant strength coach)

Basketball Executives:

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

Pick Swaps

  • 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)
  • 2020 — Owe the higher second-rounder between the Memphis Grizzlies and Bulls (56-60) to the Washington Wizards (Tomas Satoransky).
  • 2021 — Bulls can swap second-rounders with the New Orleans Pelicans (Nikola Mirotic).
  • 2022 — Bulls can swap second-rounders with the Detroit Pistons (Jameer Nelson), may go to the Memphis Grizzlies (James Ennis). May swap with the Los Angeles Lakers via the Washington Wizards (Tomas Satoransky).
  • 2023 — Owe second-rounder to the Washington Wizards (Otto Porter).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $0

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $0


  • 5/3/19 — Extended the contract of Coach Jim Boylan.
  • 5/14/19 — Received the 7th and 38th (from the Memphis Grizzlies) picks in the draft lottery.
  • 6/20/19 — Drafted Coby White (7th) and Daniel Gafford (38th).
  • 6/25/19 — Extended qualifying offer to Ryan Arcidiacono. Declined to extend qualifying offer to Wayne Selden.
  • 6/26/19 — Omer Asik’s remaining $3 million salary removed from the team’s cap (medical retirement).
  • 7/1/19 — Signed Coby White (2019-7th) to a $24,131,515 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/2/19 — Signed Adam Mokoka to a two-way contract.
  • 7/6/19 — Waived Shaquille Harrison and Walter Lemon Jr.
  • 7/6/19 — Renounced Robin Lopez, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Wayne Selden, Rawle Atkins and Brandon Sampson.
  • 7/6/19 — Signed Thaddeus Young to a partially-guaranteed three-year $43,635,000 contract (incentives TBD).
  • 7/6/19 — Signed Daniel Gafford (2019-38th) to a partially-guaranteed $6,129,593 contract.
  • 7/7/19 — Traded a protected 2020 second-rounder, 2022 second-round swap rights and removal of protection of a 2023 second-rounder to the Washington Wizards for Tomas Satoransky via sign and trade on a partially-guaranteed three-year $30 million contract.
  • 7/11/19 — Re-signed Ryan Arcidiacono to a three-year $9 million contract, team option on final season.
  • 7/18/19 — Signed Luke Kornet to a two-year $4.5 million contract.
  • 7/18/19 — Re-signed Shaquille Harrison to a non/partially-guaranteed $1,620,564 minimum contract.
  • 9/9/19 — Waived Antonio Blakeney.
  • 9/13/19 — Signed Justin Simon to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
  • 9/24/19 — Signed Perrion Callendret to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
  • 9/27/19 — Signed Milton Doyle to a non-guaranteed $1,445,97 minimum summer contract.
  • 10/4/19 — Signed Simisola Shittu to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
  • 10/17/19 — Waived Perrion Callendret.
  • 10/17/19 — Signed Luol Deng to a non-guaranteed $2,564,753 minimum summer contract.
  • 10/19/19 — Waived Milton Doyle, Justin Simon and Simisola Shittu.
  • 10/21/19 — Picked up Lauri Markkanen’s fourth-year rookie-scale option.
  • 10/21/19 — Picked up Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison’s third-year rookie-scale options.
  • 10/22/19 — Signed Max Strus to a two-way contract.
  • 1/10/20 — Shaquille Harrison’s $1,620,564 guaranteed for 2019-20.
  • 4/13/20 — Fired Gar Forman.
  • 4/13/20 — Hired Arturas Karnisovas as executive vice president of basketball operations.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

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

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None.

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Arena: United Center


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(Updated on 6/30/20)

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