The Chicago Bulls have officially filled another roster spot.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley will keep Javonte Green around on a fresh two-year deal.
Guard-forward Javonte Green is returning to the Chicago Bulls on a two-year deal, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 6, 2021
The organization extended Green a qualifying offer last week that was worth $1.8 million, officially making him a restricted free agent. We have yet to learn the logistics of Green’s deal, but I have to imagine Green’s AAV is not much higher than this QO.
The Bulls acquired Green at the trade deadline in the same three-team deal that netted Daniel Theis. Green struggled to see consistent playing time in the Bulls’ new rotation, but he did appear in 16 of the 29 games, including each of the final eight. The defensive-minded wing made his fair share of hustle plays across the court and also flashed athleticism with some slick plays in transition.
The team let Arcidiacono walk last week after deciding not to pick his $3 million player option, and I think we can view Green as his replacement. He will sit outside the rotation but find his way into a handful of games thanks to the energy he brings to the floor. Green could see even more work at times, however, due to his positional versatility. He is a 6’4″ guard with enough length to fill brief stints at any spot in the backcourt. We know this front office values that ability.