Chicago Bulls: Details of Noah Vonleh’s contract released

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One of the newly signed Chicago Bulls big men, Noah Vonleh, had his contract details for his new deal released heading into Training Camp.

Just one day ahead of the start of Training Camp for the Chicago Bulls at the Advocate Center, a lot of the contract details for the newly signed players for this team are starting to drop. The Bulls didn’t have all that many notable additions to the roster, outside of what they did in the 2020 NBA Draft, but free agency could still be key moving forward.

Three of the notable free agent additions at least to the Training Camp roster for the Bulls included former Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets big man Noah Vonleh, Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors shooting guard Zach Norvell, and Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Garrett Temple. There weren’t really any big name free agent signings for the Bulls this offseason.

Temple and Vonleh might be the two most notable overall. But the Bulls were also able to add the likes of former Florida State forward Patrick Williams, KK Mega Bemax big man Marko Simonovic, and Kansas point guard Devon Dotson, on draft night 2020. Williams was the fourth overall pick of the Bulls in the draft lottery. And they got Simonovic 44th overall in the second round and Dotson as a solid undrafted free agent signing.

Moreover, one former Bull that newly hired executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley brought back heading into next season is Vonleh. This ex-Indiana Hoosier that was the ninth overall pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft played for the Bulls back during the 2017-18 season, for just 21 games.

Vonleh’s deal with the Bulls will reportedly (Keith Smith on Twitter) be non-guaranteed through the start of the looming regular season. That means that this stint in the preseason and Training Camp for Vonleh will be huge.

Last season, Vonleh played in 36 games during the regular season between his time with the Timberwolves and Nuggets (starting in just one of them). And he averaged 3.7 points per game, 3.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.2 blocks.

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The Bulls tip off their preseason schedule on Dec. 11 at home at the United Center against the Houston Rockets. They get to face the Rockets twice at home during the preseason, and then finish off the four game slate on the road twice against the Oklahoma City Thunder.