Chicago Bulls: Realistically ideal 2019 NBA Offseason plan

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Re-sign guard Ryan Arcidiacono to 2-year, $2.9 million deal

In a dark Chicago Bulls season, Ryan Arcidiacono was certainly a bright spot. Having a stellar 2018-2019, Arcidiacono earned himself a multi-year deal to serve as depth and a hustle player on this young Bulls roster. Although unlikely to ever become a starting-caliber player or even an elite backup, Arcidiacono can give the Bulls very solid minutes and leadership when called upon.

(Arcidiacono’s salary in 2019: $1.3 million)

Re-sign guard Wayne Selden Jr. to 1-year, $1.5 million deal

Wayne Sleden Jr. was also another pleasant surprise in 2018-2019. As a throw-in in a deal with Memphis, almost no Bulls fan could predict that he would be anything significant upon arriving to Chicago, yet he impressed in his time in the Windy City.

Even more impressive, the team played Selden at forward for much of the season despite the fact that he is a natural guard. Selden will serve as depth behind Zach LaVine and Denzel Valentine in 2019-2020 and look to earn a multi-year deal in 2020.

Re-sign center Robin Lopez to 1-year, $2.3 million deal

Robin Lopez is a fan favorite in Chicago. This combined with a very good end to the 2018-2019 season, he has earned himself a one-year deal to return to Chicago. A buyout for Lopez seemed imminent after the team failed to deal him at this year’s trade deadline, however, Lopez asked to remain in Chicago to groom the younger players. He will look to serve the same role in 2019-2020 while also serving as a very viable backup center.