Bulls Re-Sign Ryan Arcidiacono

JULY 11: The Bulls have officially re-signed Arcidiacono, per NBA.com’s transactions log.

JULY 2: The Bulls are bringing back Ryan Arcidiacono on a three-year deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. The point guard will make $9MM over the three seasons.

Chicago will likely wait to make the deal official until after using their cap room. The team has commitments to Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky (via sign-and-trade) that it will need to complete using cap space.

Satoransky and Arcidiacono will join Coby White and Kris Dunn in what is becoming a crowded point guard picture in Chicago. There have been rumors that the Bulls are exploring the trade market for a deal involving Dunn.

Arcidiacono played in 81 games during his sophomore NBA season averaging 6.7 PPG, 3.3 APG, and 2.7 RPG in 24.2 minutes per contest.. The Langhorne, Pennsylvania native signed on with the Bulls during the summer of 2017 after going undrafted out of Villanova.

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10 thoughts on “Bulls Re-Sign Ryan Arcidiacono

    • bravesfan88

      No, not at all…I think you will see the Bulls put more of an emphasis on having their guards be more interchangeable offensively and defensively. Furthermore, I don’t really see Arc as taking any significant role for the Bulls’ guard minutes rotations..

      I think we will likely see Satoransky and LaVine starting things out, and then I think we will see White and Dunn running the bench unit..I think Arc may see some time during garbage time, but his re-signing I think really is only for an insurance policy in case the Bulls suffer an injury to one of their primary ball handlers…Arc knows their offense, knows his teammates, and he isn’t someone that is going to cause any issues if he’s not getting enough playing time..

  1. Richard Hangslow

    Is Bulls management interested in winning a championship or just winning 35ish games? The Bulls are never in the conversation for stars.

    • PickleRiccck

      “Kawhi, what NBA team will you not sign with?”

      “Lol, the Bulls”

      There. The Bulls were at least in the conversation.

    • justinept

      The Bulls were ALWAYS in the conversation for stars. The problem was they were runner up for guys LeBron and Wade in 2010, McGrady in 2000 – and in an under reported story for Kobe when he was a FA in 2004. Really, look it up.

      Furthermore, they were unable to work out deals for Kobe and Garnett in the mid 2000s, most notably when Kobe requested to be traded there in 2007.

      Melo (though his star was clearly falling by then) is on record saying he shouldve signed with the Bulls in 2014. But again, they were the runner up.

      Lesser stars like Gasol and Ben Wallace (he was a star at the time…) did sign with the Bulls. And Boozer was only a disappointment in comparison to the guys that were available. Most years, his signing would’ve seemed more impactful.

      Years of being a bridesmaid to the biggest stars has put the Bulls FO in a place where they don’t even try for them any longer. It’s one of the reasons the organization needs fresh blood, absent of 18 years of near misses, to run the FO.

      • JT19

        The other issue, at least in the past few years, is that there really isn’t much there on the coaching staff or roster that’s enticing for star players. Between Thibs, Hoiberg, and Boylen, those aren’t names that players are really rushing to play under (compared to coaches like Brad Stevens, Carlisle, Pop, etc).

        In regards to the roster, there are some promising guys like Markkanen and Carter Jr but neither are at the point in their careers where stars are actively looking to team up with them simply because they’re still relatively unproven. Markkanen looks good, but can he be the 2nd or 3rd best player on a serious contender? No one can answer that definitively so he’s still unproven in that sense.

  2. JBHoops

    I like Arch. I just wish they had kept Lemon Jr. instead. Much more upside.

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