Bulls Sign Denzel Valentine

The Bulls have reached an agreement with Denzel Valentine, according to a team press release. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is likely for 120% of the rookie scale.

Chicago drafted Valentine with the No. 14 overall pick in this year’s draft. Valentine was named the National Player of the Year during his senior season at Michigan State, in which he accumulated 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game. He also shot 46.2% from the field and 44.4% from behind the arc for the Spartans.

The Bulls may have playing time immediately available for Valentine on the wing after trading away Mike Dunleavy. Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler will likely start at the two and three with Doug McDermott presumably being one of the first players to come off the bench. Valentine’s main competition for minutes will be Tony Snell, who had an abysmal 2015/16 campaign.

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