The Chicago Bulls have exercised their 2019-2020 team options on Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, and Denzel Valentine, which guarantees their salaries for next season, per an official team announcement on Tuesday.
Dunn and Valentine options are for the fourth and final year of their respective rookie scale contracts which will see Dunn have a cap hit of $5,348,007, while Valentine will see a cap charge of $3,377,569.
Markkanen’s $5,300,400 option is for his third year, which will give the Bulls another option decision next October, and he won’t be contract extension-eligible until 2020.
Bulls’ Bobby Portis Out 4-6 Weeks with Sprained MCL
The Chicago Bulls will be without power forward Bobby Portis who will miss the next four to six weeks with a sprained right MCL, according to a press release that was officially issued by the team on Thursday.
Chicago has already incurred injuries to a number of key players this season including Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen, and Denzel Valentine.
Portis averaged 10.5 ppg and 10.0 rebounds when he slid into the starting rotation in place of Markkanen.
Bulls’ Kris Dunn out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain
The Chicago Bulls will be without Kris Dunn for 4-6 weeks after the guard suffered an MCL sprain, to team officially announced on Tuesday.
Dunn, who missed the first two games of the regular-season due to the birth of his first child, returned to action on Monday as the Bulls took on the Dallas Mavericks, and ended up playing a total of 30 minutes.
Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters Tuesday that Dunn suffered the injury in the second quarter of the game, but Dunn continued to play on.
Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. Guarantees He Will Be Big Contributor to Future Success
Chicago Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. is dedicated to helping the franchise return a winning culture, and says that he is ready to put the team on his shoulders to accomplish the feat of rebuilding a winning culture.
“I’m always up for a challenge,” Carter Jr said, during an interview with Jon Greenberg of The Athletic. “I’m not afraid to fail. If I’m going to fail, I’m going to do it hard. I’m going to go hard as I can in failing. So I feel like that can be appreciated from all the coaches. I’m a hard worker, so I feel like that’s going to translate to the responsibility side of doing whatever we have to do. Put it on my shoulders and I’m going to make it happen.”
“We’re going to bring back the winning culture to Chicago,” he said. “If it’s not make the playoffs and win the championship in the first year, I guarantee it’s going to be a progressive step each year. I can promise that to all Bulls fans. I’ll take that on my shoulders.”
Carter, 19, will be the Bulls starting center as the team opens the season, as announced by head coach Fred Hoiberg.
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