You can (probably) add another point guard to the Bulls 2019-20 roster.
According to the latest, the Bulls will look to bring back point-guard Ryan Arcidiacono next season:
#Bulls will offer Ryan Arcidiacono a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent. They don't plan to do so with Wayne Selden, which would make him an unrestricted free agent.
— Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) June 24, 2019
The Bulls have made the unrestricted free agent, Arcidiacono, a qualifying offer, thus moving him to restricted status. With that being the case, the back-up’s future in Chicago isn’t set in stone, as another team could attempt to pry him away from the Bulls organization with a better offer sheet. However, even if another team does offer him something better, the Bulls will have three days to match that offer before losing him to a new team – hence the “probably” up there in the intro.
Admittedly, it’s hard to imagine another team swooping in to offer Arcidiacono something more than he’ll ultimately get from the Bulls, but it’s not impossible. While the player has plenty of skillful attributes, he isn’t expected to be a highly sought-after free agent. The Villanova alum has not seen his NBA career take off in any particular direction, even if he has proven to be a pretty reliable asset off the bench and in short spirts.
With that said, Arcidiacono did see a major uptick in playing time last season, appearing in 81 total games (after only appearing in 24 the previous year) with 32 starts, but he averaged only 6.7 points per game with 3.3 assists. Nevertheless, the significant bump in game action came in a season with little depth and a lot of injury trouble. Still, Arcidiacono managed to make some flashy plays and demonstrate that he can be a useful facilitator off the bench.
Also, rumor has it he is just a nice teammate to have around. Which, hey, if he can improve on his 36.3 field goal percentage from behind the arc, he could become ever more useful going forward.
Regardless, let’s try and hope for a couple more cool plays like this!
We just can't get enough of this play. This was absurd. pic.twitter.com/7jIF6k3DG1
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 7, 2019