Ryan Arcidiacono Joining Bulls’ G League Affiliate

Veteran guard Ryan Arcidiacono is joining Chicago’s G League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link).

Although neither Windy City nor the Maine Celtics have officially announced it yet, the two teams made a trade sending Arcidiacono’s G League rights to the Bulls, according to the G League’s transaction log.

Arcidiacono, who played in Chicago for four seasons at the start of his NBA career from 2017-21, has spent the majority of the past three seasons with the Knicks. A Tom Thibodeau favorite, the 29-year-old guard is considered a welcome presence on the bench and in the locker room, but played very sparingly in New York — he went scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting in 45 total minutes of action across 20 games this season.

The Knicks sent Arcidiacono to the Pistons in the trade that saw Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks land in New York. Detroit, facing a roster crunch, subsequently waived him.

Thibodeau and the Knicks, who had three roster spots available earlier this week, probably wouldn’t mind re-signing Arcidiacono and reuniting him with fellow Villanova alums Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart, and Donte DiVincenzo. However, they’re ineligible to do so. A team that trades away a player can’t bring back that player as a free agent later in the season if he’s waived by the team he was traded to.

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