Randolph Included in Bulls, Nuggets Deal

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In the last draft night at the soon-to-be-vacated Berto Center, the Bulls packaged picks 16 and 19 and a 2015 second-round pick for the rights to (Doug) McDermott, whom they had scouted heavily and the Nuggets drafted with the 11th pick. Though the two-for-one move only saved the Bulls about $329,000, it could make Mike Dunleavy and his expiring $3.3 million deal expendable.

The Bulls also absorbed Anthony Randolph’s expiring $1.825 million deal, which general manager Gar Forman said the Nuggets demanded be included, into a trade exception the Luol Deng deal created. That added salary but spoke to how much the Bulls coveted McDermott, who averaged 26.7 points his senior season at Creighton.

via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune

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