Aminu to exercise player option for 2021-22 season initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The primary domino of the Bulls’ offseason has dropped.
In an anticipated transfer, Al-Farouq Aminu plans to select up his $10.2 million participant choice for the 2020-21 season, NBC Sports activities Chicago’s Okay.C. Johnson confirmed Monday:
Aminu got here to Chicago as a part of the commerce with the Orlando Magic that netted Nikola Vučević on the 2021 deadline. After signing there on a three-year, $29.2 million contract in July 2019, Aminu struggled with harm throughout two seasons in Orlando, showing in simply 35 of a doable 99 video games in his tenure.
The Bulls, in the meantime, have not provided a lot in the way in which of alternative. Aminu logged 12 minutes in his debut, however broke the rotation in solely 5 contests afterwards for a complete of 67 minutes, a lot of which had been of the mop-up selection. He turns 31 in September.
The Bulls’ cap house prospects this offseason are as bountiful as they’re complicated. But when they’re of a thoughts to clear as a lot room as doable, they might waive and stretch the remaining season on Aminu’s contract, paying him out roughly $3.4 million yearly over the subsequent three years. That will eat marginally into future cap house, however open up near $7 million this season.
For now, he’s set to hitch Zach LaVine, Nikola Vučević, Patrick Williams, Coby White and Troy Brown Jr. as the one gamers with totally assured salaries for 2021-22.