The Bulls have reduced their preseason roster to 18 players, the team announced today in a press release. According to the club, forward Vince Hunter has been released. Assuming he clears waivers, he’ll become a free agent later this week.
Hunter, 22, went undrafted in 2015 after a 2014/15 season in which he averaged 14.9 PPG and 9.2 RPG for UTEP. He was in camp last fall with the Kings, but didn’t make Sacramento’s regular-season roster. Hunter did spend a good chunk of last season with the Kings’ D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, in addition to playing for Greek team Panathinaikos, before signing with the Bulls for training camp. He was one of five players who didn’t see the floor during Chicago’s preseason game against the Bucks on Monday.
Hunter had been on a non-guaranteed summer contract, so the Bulls won’t be on the hook for any money on their cap after cutting him loose.
We’ll see if the Bulls opt to bring aboard any players to fill the two openings currently on the roster, but for the time being, the team is carrying 13 players on guaranteed salaries, with five more players battling for a spot on the regular-season roster.