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HEAD COACH: Billy Donovan
VENUE: United Center - 1901 W Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
CAPACITY: 20,917
NAMEPOSAGESALARYHTWTCOLLEGE
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#6
Alex Caruso
PG27$8,604,6516' 4"186 lbsTEXAS A&M
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#22
Alize Johnson
PF25$1,729,2176' 7"212 lbsMISSOURI STATE
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#12
Ayo Dosunmu
SG21$925,2586' 5"200 lbsILLINOIS
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#0
Coby White
PG21$5,837,7606' 5"195 lbsUNC
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#11
DeMar DeRozan
SF32$26,984,1276' 6"220 lbsUSC
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#5
Derrick Jones
SF24$9,731,7076' 5"210 lbsUNLV
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#3
Devon Dotson
PG22N/A6' 2"185 lbsKANSAS
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#24
Javonte Green
SG28$1,669,1786' 4"205 lbsRADFORD
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#2
Lonzo Ball
PG24$19,767,4426' 6"190 lbsUCLA
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Marko Simonovic
22N/A6' 11"216 lbsN/A
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#21
Matt Thomas
SG27$1,669,1786' 4"190 lbsIOWA STATE
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#9
Nikola Vucevic
C31$24,000,0006' 10"260 lbsUSC
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#44
Patrick Williams
PF20$7,422,0006' 7"215 lbsFLORIDA STATE
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#13
Tony Bradley
C23$1,789,2566' 10"248 lbsUNC
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#7
Troy Brown
SF22$5,170,5646' 6"215 lbsOREGON
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#25
Tyler Cook
PF24N/A6' 8"255 lbsIOWA
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#8
Zach LaVine
SG26$19,500,0006' 5"200 lbsUCLA
TOTAL Bulls SALARY: $134,800,338
Bulls SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Bulls Roster Status

The Chicago Bulls didn't make too many changes to their squad in the offseason. Their most significant addition came in the form of fourth overall pick Patrick Williams, a highly-promising 6-foot-8 power forward who spent one season with Florida State last year. He joins Chicago's young core of Coby White, Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, and Zach LaVine.

Kris Dunn, who signed with the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent, is Chicago's most notable loss during the offseason.

It is worth noting that Otto Porter Jr. exercised his $28.5 million player option for 2020-21 -- a no-brainer given the uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic -- so he'll remain in Chicago for at least another year.

Similarly, it's going to be a very interesting year for Markkanen, who himself is in the final year of his rookie-scale deal. The 7-foot power forward managed just four games for the Bulls last term in what was an injury-plagued year for him. Markkanen is expected to have a big season for the Bulls in 2020-21.

Chicago also parted ways with Jim Boylen, bringing on former Oklahoma City Thunder shot-caller Billy Donovan on a four-year deal as the team's new head coach. Donovan joins the Bulls with a 243-157 win-loss record in five years with the Thunder. The 55-year-old very impressively coached OKC to an improbable playoff run last season, and Chicago is hoping that he can work his magic with the Bulls, who themselves are currently on a three-year postseason drought.

chicago bulls Team Analysis

Who Did The Bulls Recently Sign?

Chicago's most recent signing came in the form of veteran swingman Garrett Temple. The 34-year-old signed with the Bulls in what was a rather uneventful offseason for the team on a one-year deal worth $4.8 million.

Temple adds a much-needed veteran presence for a young and inexperienced Bulls side, with the 6-foot-5 guard/forward serving as a key player in the team's second unit. Temple has made a number of spot starts this season due to Chicago's injury woes, but coach Billy Donovan prefers utilizing the vet from off the bench.

In his first 30 games of the season, Temple produced averages of 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 steals, while also connecting on 1.5 triples per game on a 36.1-percent clip.

Who Are The Bulls Targeting In Free Agency?

The Bulls were not very active during the offseason, not making a significant impact in free agency.

Their only relevant signing was Garrett Temple, who signed on a one-year deal worth $4.8 million. The veteran has played a key role in coach Billy Donovan's rotation. It was more of quality over quantity in terms of signings for the Bulls during the offseason.

Chicago also gambled on undrafted rookie Devon Dotson, who is currently still with the squad on a two-way deal.

The team also signed Noah Vonleh to a single-season deal worth $2.0 million, but the former ninth overall pick was waived prior to the start of the season.

The Bulls were linked to a number of free agents during the offseason, including Derrick Jones Jr., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Markieff Morris, and Jae Crowder.

Who Did The Bulls Most Recently Trade For?

The Bulls were quiet in the 2020 offseason. They signed a couple of role players via free agency, but they opted against making any trades. As such, Chicago's most recent trade happened way back in the summer of 2019.

As part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Washington Wizards, the Bulls brought on then-free agent Tomas Satoransky to Chicago in July 2019. In exchange for the 6-foot-7 combo guard, the Bulls sent a 2020 second-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick to the Wizards. Satoransky put pen to paper on a three-year deal worth $30 million.

Satoransky served as the team's starting shooting guard during the 2019-20 season. In 65 games last term, he averaged 9.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.2 steals. The 29-year-old assumed a bench role this season, serving as a key part of Chicago's second unit.

What Is The Best Bulls Roster Of All-Time?

72-10. These numbers should be enough to convince anyone out there that Chicago's greatest lineup ever is the one they fielded in their historic, record-breaking season in 1995-96.

That season marked the return of the great Michael Jordan in his first full season back following his brief (first) hiatus from the sport of basketball. After falling to the Orlando Magic in the second round of the playoffs the previous season, Chicago came out with a vengeance. They came firing out of the gates and they never looked back.

It was MJ who led this team to glory, but he did have a stellar supporting cast. Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Ron Harper, and Luc Longley joined Jordan in the starting unit, while Toni Kukoc served as the team's Sixth Man. Steve Kerr, Bill Wennington, John Salley, and Jud Buechler were some of the key players coming off the bench for legendary head coach Phil Jackson.

The Bulls bagged the title that season, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics 4-2 in the NBA Finals. This was their first title after a two-year dry spell and it also turned out to be the first championship of their second three-peat.

What Is The Bulls' Salary Cap?

Otto Porter Jr.'s decision to exercise his $28.5-million Player Option for the 2020-21 season had a significant impact on Chicago's salary cap for the year. This made the oft-injured Porter the team's highest-earner, accounting for 23.3 percent of the team's total cap of $122.5 million ($13.4 million over the league-mandated cap).

Zach LaVine comes in second in terms of the team's biggest earners with a salary of $19.5 million. Thaddeus Young is set to pocket $13.5 million, while Tomas Satoransky will rake in $10.0 million this term. Cristiano Felicio rounds out the Top 5 with a salary of $7.5 million.

It is worth noting that Lauri Markkanen, who is set to become a free agent in the offseason if the Bulls do not renew his current deal, is set to earn "just" $6.7 million this season (lower than rookie Patrick Williams' $7.1 million salary).

Top chicago bulls Roster Questions

Who Did The Bulls Recently Sign?

Chicago's most recent signing came in the form of veteran swingman Garrett Temple. The 34-year-old signed with the Bulls in what was a rather uneventful offseason for the team on a one-year deal worth $4.8 million.

Temple adds a much-needed veteran presence for a young and inexperienced Bulls side, with the 6-foot-5 guard/forward serving as a key player in the team's second unit. Temple has made a number of spot starts this season due to Chicago's injury woes, but coach Billy Donovan prefers utilizing the vet from off the bench.

In his first 30 games of the season, Temple produced averages of 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 steals, while also connecting on 1.5 triples per game on a 36.1-percent clip.

Who Are The Bulls Targeting In Free Agency?

The Bulls were not very active during the offseason, not making a significant impact in free agency.

Their only relevant signing was Garrett Temple, who signed on a one-year deal worth $4.8 million. The veteran has played a key role in coach Billy Donovan's rotation. It was more of quality over quantity in terms of signings for the Bulls during the offseason.

Chicago also gambled on undrafted rookie Devon Dotson, who is currently still with the squad on a two-way deal.

The team also signed Noah Vonleh to a single-season deal worth $2.0 million, but the former ninth overall pick was waived prior to the start of the season.

The Bulls were linked to a number of free agents during the offseason, including Derrick Jones Jr., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Markieff Morris, and Jae Crowder.

Who Did The Bulls Most Recently Trade For?

The Bulls were quiet in the 2020 offseason. They signed a couple of role players via free agency, but they opted against making any trades. As such, Chicago's most recent trade happened way back in the summer of 2019.

As part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Washington Wizards, the Bulls brought on then-free agent Tomas Satoransky to Chicago in July 2019. In exchange for the 6-foot-7 combo guard, the Bulls sent a 2020 second-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick to the Wizards. Satoransky put pen to paper on a three-year deal worth $30 million.

Satoransky served as the team's starting shooting guard during the 2019-20 season. In 65 games last term, he averaged 9.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.2 steals. The 29-year-old assumed a bench role this season, serving as a key part of Chicago's second unit.

What Is The Best Bulls Roster Of All-Time?

72-10. These numbers should be enough to convince anyone out there that Chicago's greatest lineup ever is the one they fielded in their historic, record-breaking season in 1995-96.

That season marked the return of the great Michael Jordan in his first full season back following his brief (first) hiatus from the sport of basketball. After falling to the Orlando Magic in the second round of the playoffs the previous season, Chicago came out with a vengeance. They came firing out of the gates and they never looked back.

It was MJ who led this team to glory, but he did have a stellar supporting cast. Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Ron Harper, and Luc Longley joined Jordan in the starting unit, while Toni Kukoc served as the team's Sixth Man. Steve Kerr, Bill Wennington, John Salley, and Jud Buechler were some of the key players coming off the bench for legendary head coach Phil Jackson.

The Bulls bagged the title that season, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics 4-2 in the NBA Finals. This was their first title after a two-year dry spell and it also turned out to be the first championship of their second three-peat.

What Is The Bulls' Salary Cap?

Otto Porter Jr.'s decision to exercise his $28.5-million Player Option for the 2020-21 season had a significant impact on Chicago's salary cap for the year. This made the oft-injured Porter the team's highest-earner, accounting for 23.3 percent of the team's total cap of $122.5 million ($13.4 million over the league-mandated cap).

Zach LaVine comes in second in terms of the team's biggest earners with a salary of $19.5 million. Thaddeus Young is set to pocket $13.5 million, while Tomas Satoransky will rake in $10.0 million this term. Cristiano Felicio rounds out the Top 5 with a salary of $7.5 million.

It is worth noting that Lauri Markkanen, who is set to become a free agent in the offseason if the Bulls do not renew his current deal, is set to earn "just" $6.7 million this season (lower than rookie Patrick Williams' $7.1 million salary).