Bulls, Nikola Vucevic comply with three-year, $60M deal

Apr 7, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic (9) warms up before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center.

Apr 7, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Chicago Bulls heart Nikola Vucevic (9) warms up earlier than the sport towards the Dallas Mavericks on the American Airways Middle.
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Nikola Vucevic handed on free company to return to the Chicago Bulls, signing a three-year, $60 million deal on Wednesday

“Throughout his time in Chicago, Nikola has confirmed that he’s a particular participant each on and off the courtroom,” Bulls government vice chairman Arturas Karnisovas stated in a press release. “He has produced at an elite degree since we acquired him and can stay an integral a part of our basis transferring ahead. Nikola’s willingness to do no matter is requested of him to assist us win, whereas additionally being a longtime veteran chief for our group, makes him a worthwhile part of the tradition of our group. He’s a consummate skilled and large teammate, which performs a giant function in making us a horny vacation spot for different gamers. We’re excited to have him proceed to be a part of our journey.

Vucevic, 32, began all 82 video games final season, the primary time he performed each sport in a season throughout his 12-year profession. He averaged 17.6 factors and 11.0 rebounds per sport and was scheduled to grow to be an unrestricted free agent on Friday.

“Since I’ve arrived in Chicago, everybody within the group has been extremely welcoming to my household and me. I’m motivated greater than ever to attain our mutual targets as a staff,” Vucevic stated.

Vucevic is averaging 17.0 factors and 10.5 factors per sport in 823 profession video games (762 begins) with Philadelphia (2011-12), Orlando (2012-21) and the Bulls

The Bulls acquired him in a commerce with the Magic in March 2021, forfeiting Wendell Carter and first-round picks in 2021 and 2023 within the deal

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