Chicago Bulls: Vucevic Shows Williams the Money for No. 9

Nikola Vucevic, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Nikola Vucevic, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /

Chicago Bulls rookie forward and former Florida State Seminole Patrick Williams is on a salary of $7.06 million per season on his rookie deal. Now he makes  $7.06 million and an “undisclosed amount of money”. After news came out on the latest episode of “The Run With Us” series on BullsTV announced that newcomer Nikola Vucevic paid Williams “an undisclosed amount of money” because the number is important to him.

The Bulls landed Vucevic in a trade with the Orlando Magic, where they also got veteran forward Al-Farouq Aminu. It was one of multiple deadline day trades that first-year executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas landed back on March 25.

It looked like the Bulls significantly improved their roster, although they have lost their two games since the trade deadline passed.

Notable Jersey Swap Costs for the Chicago Bulls

Some of my favorite player deals of all-time include former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning paying for a one-week all-inclusive vacation to Florida for former teammate Jeff Feagles’ No. 10.

Hall of Famer NFL star Deion Sanders surprised teammate Alundis Brice with his dream car, a metallic blue, BMW 325i with a note saying, “now give me my damn jersey.”

More familiar to Chicago Bulls fans, when Michael Jordan returned to the NBA following his baseball days, Jordan made the famous switch to No. 45, which generated a $100,000 fine from the league.

Typical number purchases seemingly range from $20,000-$100,000.

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How much do you think Vucevic paid Williams? Either way, it didn’t break Vucevic’s bank. The all-star center makes $26 million this year and is due $46 million over the next two seasons.