Bulls Waive Kay Felder

The Bulls have made a minor change to their roster, announcing today (via Twitter) that they’ve waived second-year point guard Kay Felder. Felder will become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, assuming he goes unclaimed on waivers.

Felder, a Detroit native, joined the Cavaliers last season after being selected 54th overall in the 2016 draft. He spent his entire rookie year in Cleveland, but was a victim of the Cavs’ roster crunch this fall after the team acquired three players for Kyrie Irving and signed Dwyane Wade. Felder was cut by the Cavs at the end of the preseason, then claimed off waivers by the Bulls.

Although the Bulls’ point guard situation was in flux to start the 2017/18 season, Felder didn’t see much playing time for the club, averaging 9.6 MPG in 14 contests. For his career, he has recorded 3.9 PPG and 1.4 APG in 56 games (9.3 MPG). Felder has been far more productive in the G League, averaging 27.2 PPG and 5.7 APG in 14 total games for the Canton Charge and Windy City Bulls.

Because Felder’s salary for 2017/18 wasn’t fully guaranteed, the Bulls will only carry a partial cap charge after waiving him. If my math is right, Felder’s cap hit will be just shy of $490K, assuming he’s not claimed by another team on waivers.

We’ll see if the Bulls have a corresponding roster move lined up after cutting Felder, but for the time being, the team has an open spot on its squad.

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7 thoughts on “Bulls Waive Kay Felder

  1. bravesfan88
    bravesfan88

    The Bulls roster has actually been looking better and better as the season has worn on..

    As the primary scoring option Mirotic has truly steppes his game up to a whole other level. Portis as well has definitely stepped up his game, since he returned from his suspension. What looked like an incident that would really separate this team and tear apart the locker room, ever since said incident, and once the two players came back, the Bulls have been a pretty solid team..

    Not to mention, also Nwaba has really been a huge spark plug coming off the bench, especially ever since he’s returned from his injury. He’s certainly been a pleasant suprise..

    Two players that have really emerged are young studs Markkanen and Dunn…Both players have shown early signs of being fairly capable playmakers, and Dunn especially, has regained his confidence and has been playing some excellent basketball..

    Dunn has continued to work on his shot, and he’s improved his shooting recently quite a bit. He is also doing a good job if limiting his turnovers, during their winning streak. He still turns the ball over more than one would like, but him showing positive signs is definitely a plus for the Bulls franchise..

    • DaveP

      Agree with your comments especially re:Dunn/confidence. Who loses minutes when LaVine comes back?

    • chgobangbang

      Thank you john paxson, where were you when they lost 10 in a row. Until they get rid of garpax the lemmings will keep jumping

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