Bulls Release Zach Norvell, Simi Shittu

The Bulls have waived shooting guard Zach Norvell and power forward Simisola Shittu, the team announced today (via Twitter).

Norvell and Shittu were training camp invitees for the Bulls and saw limited action in the club’s four preseason contests. Norvell had 12 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in 40 total minutes, while Shittu put up 17 points and grabbed 10 boards in just 24 total minutes.

Neither player had a full or partial guarantee on his contract, so the Bulls won’t be on the hook for any dead money. Typically, both Norvell and Shittu would be candidates to play for the Windy City Bulls in the G League. However, Ridiculous Upside and Sportando have both reported that Chicago’s NBAGL affiliate isn’t expected to take part in the league’s proposed bubble.

The Bulls are now carrying 15 players on standard contracts (all guaranteed) and a pair on two-way deals, so their roster may be set for the regular season.

newest oldest

9 thoughts on “Bulls Release Zach Norvell, Simi Shittu

  1. 05whitesox

    Shittu actually looked pretty good. Would prefer him over felicio or kornet.

    • chicubs_fan

      For sure, but cutting either of the two you mentioned would mean eating money, whereas cutting him loses you nothing. He would barely see the court anyway, so that’s the reasoning there :)

      • Shittu has way more upside than felicio(possibly the most random unnecessary contract in nba history) but since his deal is expiring I think it’s a bonus to help trades go down..I can’t wait for the bulls to rid themselves of valentine arcidiacono and felicio

        • bravesfan88

          Valentine could actually be a weapon, if he could stay healthy and is used correctly. He could play a role similar to one of Evan Turner, and every team could use a player with those kind of skills on their second unit..

          Felicio, is seemingly useless…And Arc is more or less just a 3rd PG, 14th/15th guy on your roster type who you know exactly what you’d be getting, or what you wouldn’t be getting…lol

          • thebluemeanie

            Valentine has been useless for Chicago. Can’t stay healthy and I can’t think of one time he had a meaningful contribution to the team. Why he is still in the roster is beyond me.

    • Dogbone

      05, totally agree. Shittu looked like a very good developmental candidate. With the increased roster space, I would have kept him around. I just hope they don’t lose him.
      Probably just Reinsdorf concern for spending a few dollars.

Leave a Reply