Bulls Exercise Patrick Williams’ Option For 2023/24

The Bulls have picked up their 2023/24 team option on forward Patrick Williams, according to RealGM’s log of official NBA transactions.

The move locks in the cap hit for the fourth year of Williams’ rookie scale contract, ensuring that his $9,835,881 salary for the ’23/24 season will be guaranteed. He had already been assured of receiving his $7,775,400 salary for the coming ’22/23 season.

Williams, 21, missed most of last season while recovering from wrist surgery. He appeared in a total of 17 regular season games, averaging 9.0 PPG and 4.1 RPG on .529/.517/.732 shooting in 24.8 minutes per contest.

Further development and growth for Williams could be crucial for the Bulls as they look to build on last year’s 46-win season. The former fourth overall pick is one of the team’s most talented defenders and has the potential to be a two-way force if he continues to improve.

With his fourth-year option now exercised, Williams will be eligible for a rookie scale extension during the 2023 offseason.

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