Offseason Salary Cap Digest: Chicago Bulls

The two longest-tenured Bulls are at a crossroads this offseason, with Joakim Noah eligible for free agency and Derrick Rose entering a contract year. Chicago’s offseason will hinge on whether Noah and/or Pau Gasol re-sign with the team, and whether the club decides to make Rose available in a trade. If the pending free agents don’t return, and/or Rose is dealt, the Bulls could have a huge amount of cap room to explore outside additions. If the club hangs onto its point guard and re-signs at least one of Gasol or Noah, it won’t have that same cap flexibility. After a season in which the team failed to earn a postseason spot in the East, it will be interesting to see whether the Bulls determine their roster requires a few minor tweaks or a more significant retooling.

See how Chicago’s cap situation looks for 2016/17 as Hoops Rumors continues its offseason salary cap digest series.

Guaranteed Salary

Player Options

Team Options

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salary

Restricted Free Agents (Qualifying Offers/Cap Holds)

  • None

Unrestricted Free Agents (Cap Holds)

Other Cap Holds

  • No. 14 pick ($1,743,500)

Projected Salary Cap: $92,000,000

The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.

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smittybanton
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smittybanton
3 months 19 days ago
Bulls need to blow it up! Gasol and Noah are leaving which gives them $22M capspace to replace two centers and fill their other needs. And that’s assuming they keep Feliciano and Bairstow. If they let those two walk, they only have $24M to get five players. Festus Ezeli and Bismack Biyombo may cost $15-18M/yr, a piece! And those guys will want to go to a winner. With only $22M to get three players, Bulls are looking at Roy Hibbert. They need to get rid of Rose. But who’s taking him. HoopsRumors reported last year that he was available to… Read more »
Strauss
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Strauss
3 months 19 days ago

I wish it were that easy. I don’t trust GARPAX to help this team. I’ve lost faith in the Bulls, the same as the white sox. Both front offices need an enema! Be accountable. The new coach seems lost and he’s lost the respect of the team.

Exbullsfan
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Exbullsfan
3 months 19 days ago

4 more years if hoiberg.. It’s going to be tough on Chicago fans..

Steve Pasek
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Steve Pasek
3 months 19 days ago

I concur. This is likely my last year holding tickets, this front office is kust plain stupid and illogical.

bravesfan88
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bravesfan88
3 months 15 days ago
Felicio isn’t walking, and proved to be fairly solid. Albeit, it was in a pretty small sample size, but still he showed some skills to work with. Atleast, I think it was enough for the team to keep him around and check out what he can do with some more meaningful minutes. The Bulls truly need to hit on their draft pick this year!! Whether it is Sabonis, Baldwin, Valentine, Luwawu (sp?) Lol, etc. I wouldn’t be so quick to say they trade D.Rose over the summer, but you’re definitely correct about Noah and Gasol leaving!! Noah apparently cannot co-exist… Read more »
bravesfan88
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bravesfan88
3 months 15 days ago

Also, if you play small, you could have a line-up of:

Rose
Dunn
Butler
Barnes
Portis

But I don’t think a back-up “line-up” of the following would be too bad:

Dunn
E’Twaun
McDermott
Portis
Speights

Although ideally Butler would play his typical high minutes load, and atleast Butler and Barnes can provide some stability and flexibility along with some solid versatile defenders capable of guarding 3-4 positions, each.

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